Sunday, 22 March 2015

Irrelevant Useless Me Generation

I blame the parents and the eduction system. They give prizes to kids for participation. so Now they all think they are relevant to everything in life.

Why you don't actually matter 90% of the time, so shut up.

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
-Mark Twain

Recently I've seen this as a reply on some forums and chat rooms, facebook posts and tweets; It irks me, to no end.

I Ask the question: Who here is a Doctor? and get answers, I am not. Sorry, I'm not a doctor. Too bad I'm not a doctor.

When I was a lad, if your teacher asked such a question and students replies in the negative, you would get berated by the teacher for wasting her time. "I didn't ask who WASN'T a Doctor, I asked Who WAS - 50 lines, I must not waste the teachers time."

These days, the teachers hand out prizes to kids for 'being at school' or 'running the race' so that every kids grows up with some sense of worth, useless worth. 

You are worth nothing, you don't matter to 99.99999% of the planet, the faster you get used to the fact that your opinion, your ideas, your world is a small little bubble of your own perception, that can be shattered into a billion pieces with .. no wait.. thats the problem.. no matter what life throws at these people, their perception will rarely be shattered.. sure maybe a crack might appear in yours after you read this, and you might see the reality beyond, but 99.9999% of the planet, after reading this, would say "You need therapy" LOL.. because what I write here? now? this is my little bubble.. and it doesn't matter back.

Changing someones mind is a very hard thing to do. You either agree before you read, and this blog will only reinforce your opinion or you don't and you'll be offended (or just ignore) everything I'm writing.

So next time you see a question: Hey are you relevant to this question? ask yourself before you respond. If I'm not relevant, Why should I say anything at all? I'm just wasting time writing, so that they waste time reading and I show the world I'm an irrelevant useless dope. 

Monday, 9 March 2015

As I get Older, Losing my Hair

I was on the bus the other day, grumbling how the youth of today have no respect, and thinking about how old people have been grumbling about this for centuries.. yes, I'm that old.. ;P
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So, I figured.. hang on.. is it possible that people have been losing respect for the elderly for such a long time? have we gotten worse and worse? is it even possible?

Maybe sure, maybe in times gone by, the youth of my grandfathers day would bow politely to their elders, address them with 'sirs' and 'madams' and over the years, we've lost that.. well, I often greet the elderly with respect.. but, again, as I think about it, I don't remember doing this when I was younger.. not as much at least.

So, maybe as we get older, we have more respect for our elders, and as we notice the world through these eyes, we notice that youth do not have this, and we begin to believe that the youth of today have less of it, than we did.

As to the rest? I think its more about fear. The times of sirs and maams were times when you could be run over in the street and no-one would think twice, well tsk tsk, life is like that, sorry but I can't be worried about every little street urchin who gets under the wheels of my carriage.

So maybe instead of sirs and ma'ams out of respect, it was more, if I dont say the right thing, they might just run me down out of spite.

Then again, maybe its just "Oliver" or "Dodger" that gave me this idea of Victorian times, and no-one had any respect for their elders back then neither.