Here are some thoughts that I had which I couldn’t accurately “expunge” via twitter, so I decided to write them here where fewer people will see them:
Thought 1: People get really butt hurt over comparisons, like someone will say like “how dare you compare me to Hitler.” But that is the whole point of a comparison, to perceive something in a different context so that you can make better sense out of it. When people get mad about them they are not thinking of comparisons but rather of equations. Comparing someone to Hitler does not make that person Hitler, just like comparing an apple to an orange does not make an apple an orange. You’re noticing similarities and differences, not saying they’re the same. But you’re never gonna hear someone say “How dare you equate me to Hitler!” It’s like how nobody is gonna start saying “spontaneous” instead of “random.” I feel like I have written about this before.
Thought 2: It seems like people accept the belief of “don’t judge me” without understanding it. I feel like everybody should be judging everybody else about pretty much everything, regardless of how positive/negative it is. You wear a suit every day? Ya I’m going to judge you for that. Not going to laugh at you or anything but I’m going to think a certain way about you. It probably isn’t anything you would even care about. There comes a point where you can’t sacrifice being perceptive in the vain of not being “judgmental.”
Thought 3: Thank God I understand the inherent superiority of any independent pizza place with some Italian guy’s name on it over chain places like Pizza Hut, Papa John’s etc. All of the discussions I’ve had with kids about pizza (and I have had a lot) always come down to everybody naming their favorite places and they all say the big corporations. I ask them if they’ve ever been to the best local place around here and they’ve never heard of it. What is that. Obviously you hafta blame their parents, but WTF are they doing. I don’t understand how people are different from me when I am clearly right
Those are my thoughts of today