I am sick of bullshit and distorted thinking. One can distance themselves from it when it is always expected from the person - they're just nuts. When there are a lot of distorted people then it can become overwhelming. The real clincher is when you encounter someone intelligent, capable of clear rational thought, able to be reasonable, and then for some reason they turn the corner in their mind to crazy town. Compartmentalized crazy is no less crazy than when it is more evenly distributed amongst all of one's thinking. I've even wondered if it makes it worse to keep it in its little corner because it doesn't have to be confronted. Such people are usually great when discussing certain ideas, but once there is a social dynamic, personal emotion, anxiety or physical pain, then reason leaves them, but no one calls them on it. What's on my mind now is not about anyone here and not focused on anyone online or in my personal life, but on someone who impacts someone I love. They do however represent a universal problem that has left me completely demoralized. I want to stop the bullshit, but it is usually such a tangled mess that it is like getting caught in a horrible web. It also seems inescapable. I keep looking for clusters of people who might have the capacity to be clear of it and nope - they don't seem to exist. (edit: there are individuals, but no clusters I've yet found) The heart of all the bullshit I've seen has to do with arrogance, because it is all about distorting one's perceptions away from reality and in favor of oneself. You show me an arrogant person, and you could bet good money they are either permeated with bullshit in all their thinking, or they are clear and rational except for that little inner compartment in which they pile it high.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY
Darn my 9w1 ways to gosh! I wish I was better at simply letting emotion out! Stupid peaceful ways. Although, I must admit my even temperment does have some pretty great advantages, so it's not all bad.
Oh wait, I'm doing this wrong again, aren't I?
Originally Posted by Jaguar
You have to pull a Howard Beale from the movie, Network: "I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Actually, I'm aiming more for Chevy Chase from A Christmas Vacation. If ya gotta do something, ya might as well go all the way!