No - Really

Look, I'm nothing great.  I know my faults, and I know my strengths, and I know my weaknesses.  I've had plenty of years to become intimately aware of who I am.  If anyone wants to take me to task for something, fine.  I welcome it.  I'm an adult and I can handle it.

But seriously - what the hell is wrong with people?  Doesn't have to be anything specific - just in general.  Where did we, as a species, go wrong?  My faith in natural selection is wavering.  I see plenty of people doing wonderful things for others every day, but all it takes is one dumbass to make it all seem so futile.  What are the future civilizations going to find when they dig us up years from now?  Will we still be around?  Or maybe evolution has something in store for us.  Will Charlton Heston be running around in a loincloth around apes again?

I try to make it through my life without screwing over or causing pain to other people.  Why is that such a difficult concept for some people?  Were parents just randomly dropping babies on their heads a lot more this century?  Is life really just a contest to see who can collect the most stuff?

I can filter out stupidity on a daily basis, it's not that hard to do.  But does anyone else ever just get the urge to walk up to someone and smack them?  Or shake them until they look at you with that vacant stare? 

Like so many other things in life, there probably isn't an answer.  But it felt good to say. 

I've earned coffee.


failedexperiment failedexperiment
31-35, M
15 Responses May 10, 2009

Heard this from a friend . . . "i therefore come before you armed with the delusions of adequacy with which so many of us equip ourselves."<br />
Have a feeling you' ll understand

Are you sure you have nothing in that coffee? But seriously, I couldn't agree with you more. I think the problem stems from greed. <br />
Self esteem went out of the window a long time ago. <br />
All that seems to matter to to-days generation is, I want it. I don't care how I get it or who I hurt in the process, I am going to have it attitude.<br />
Has it perhaps, been sparked off by the 'Hero'? sportsmen, film stars, and politicians, flaunting their wealth around, with a 'look at what i've got, I can afford to look down my nose at you peasant's'. That attitude is bound to make people with no hope in life, act in a manner which, let's face it, is really alien to the species. Greed has made us hungry.<br />
Also the drug scene has done no favours for the manner in which some people live their lifes

It is my belief that due to the Budget Crisis in our Nation, all the Life Guards at the Gene Pools have been permanently laid of all of the pools subsequently closed. This leads me to issue the following warning:<br />
"Never underestimate the power of stupid people. They are an ingenious bunch of bastards.

Natural selection. You mention natural selection. We aren't a nation where that takes place. We are too caring for that, so, the creme doesn't rise to the top. Not that I don't think we should be caring. <br />
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I was a liar magnet. NO MORE! I choose not to be.

I feel like smacking people all the time. I deal with stupidity on a daily basis. It just amazes me how stupid people are sometimes. I fear for my life that I walk among them unknowing. Self-centeredness accounts for a lot of rude stupidity. People who think they are owed something. Lack of common sense accounts for the others. Scary.

Quess - I'll go on the record as saying I prefer to hear nothing instead of ((HUGS)) - even if it is ripping me a new orifice. :-)

Kitten - My God, I could rant for hours about people with the sense of entitlement. And I'm not talking birth and Constitutional right. UGH!!!<br />
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Good point. Well said. :-)

I believe people act in the ways you described, because the simply like it. They know what to do but choose to not. That's pathetic, indeed.

Turmoil: A state or condition of extreme confusion, agitation, or commotion.<br />
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There are those that do and those that won't. we get a little older we see how things have "progressed" the point they are at right now...people are selfish, first driven...there are islands of decency in the world..but they are becoming fewer and fewer....start a decent in all the things you do...hang out with others who are likewise....ignore the others...let them congregate like rodents....raise your children to have empathy....and TURN OFF THE TV....and open a book

you sound like my kind of people. hope you still come to EP. :)

It will only get worse before it gets better. The way the people are and the way of the world is all prophesy.

Thanks, flourlady.<br />
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And dc - the coffee is tasting damn good. :-)

This is a really good story. I enjoyed it!

Let me tell you how far gone my licks are.<br />
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And great logo. Evaporated started the group, but methinks she'll appreciate it as well.

i agree