Monday, July 20, 2009
I think I realized something today.
I don't really care about what anyone else thinks, and I don't care to sway them to my point of view.
I just don't care.
For the most part, people are quite capable of consulting the facts and making up their own minds. But usually, they don't want to. They want to simply adopt a way of thinking that goes along with whatever is easiest for them or whatever trend they think is cool. Not that I don't have trends or fashions I follow, because I do. But I don't usually become so devoted to something that I adopt its or their stance just because it's theirs. For example, I like Bruce Springsteen's music, but I think his politics are foolish, stupid, snobbishly high-brow, sycophantic, and politically correct. But I do dig his music.
So, if someone isn't bothering to consult the facts on something and make a logical and unbiased conclusion about it, then I highly doubt there's anything I could say or do that would sway their point of view.
So that's why I don't bother to debate. I just don't care enough to spend the energy. I don't really give a shit what someone else wants to fill their brain with. I only care about not allowing them to force it on me.
I just can't be bothered to get into internet discussions or debates about things. Even the Captain has witnessed me losing interest in something and just saying, "Ok, whatever," and then going on about my business.
I think it annoys him a bit, though. That's probably something I do that bugs him. I know my mother always hated it. Still does, and I do occasionally fling it out there just to piss people off. It's a great way for letting people know how you feel about something. Saying "Ok, whatever" lets a person know that you have your own opinion on something, and you don't really care what their's is.
I'd think I'd like to tell most of the world today, "Yeah, ok, whatever."
Posted by Chatelaine at 3:35 PM