Just some thoughts I had on my mind as I was driving home tonight…
I think it is quite interesting/infuriating (take your pick) on how ironic we can be as a society. These are just some varied observations I had on what annoys me sometimes about people (a wide spectrum of annoyance levels hurr):
- There are people out there who wish more than anything and would give anything to be able to conceive and raise a child. And there are those who are not found wanting in their fecundity but do not want, and then there’s abortion.
- How the people who say “f*** the police” immediately revert their sentiments when the bad guys come, and they find themselves alone and cornered.
- How those that so volubly express their disdain for our military overlook the fact that it is the same people they mock that fight and die everyday to defend their right to mock them.
- How certain lawmakers fervently push to increase our military presence around the world when they have not the slightest idea what it is like to be shot at.
- Those who want world peace when they are not even at peace with themselves or their loved ones.
- The person that uses the “hungry kids in Africa” line when they have never actually personally known or seen a hungry African kid.
- But alas there is also that one kid at lunch time who threw away everything on their tray but that one slice of “delicious” pizza they ate. We all knew “that kid.”
- On a larger scale, there are those that want world hunger to end but have never spent a single day hungry.
- Feminists who believe equality means superiority.
- Feminists who believe all men are chauvinist pigs.
- Those men out there who actually are chauvinist pigs. Oink oink.
- Yesterday, I bought groceries at Kroger and decided I didn’t need a PLASTIC bag. So the cashier put a PLASTIC sticker on every item I had. Each PLASTIC sticker congratulated me for saving PLASTIC.
- That guy who doesn’t lift that asks me “bro do you even lift?”
- How there are people that try very very very very very hard to gain weight and people that try very very very very very hard to lose weight.
I could go on, but I am afraid to come off as an angry, cynical, hypocritical walking pillar of sanctimony.
I guess I just want people to be more self-critical, aware, optimistic, and loving and less hypocritical, ignorant, and dispassionate. And I believe that change starts to occur on the individual level.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13 : 13