A Rant (or, Why I Want to Live in the Woods by Myself)

People always have to put in their two cents. Granted, this is my two cents, but I’m not forcing anyone to read it! I’m not arrogant enough to claim that MY opinion needs to stand out all the time — though, like everyone else, I think that I have a perfectly valid viewpoint. People have a tendency to react without thinking, without having actually processed and weighed what they are reacting against. They just want to be heard I guess, and it’s easier to spout their opinions instead of taking the time to analyze what they are disagreeing with.

On that note, I think that people fundamentally want and maybe even agree on the same things, but we grab onto differences to keep us from achieving those common goals; we all want to be safe, to have the same basic rights and opportunities. But we waste so much time squabbling over the details and not engaging that it becomes impossible to see the big picture.

Ok. Sorry, this from a stupid comment I read on reddit. There’s no one around to listen to my rant right now, so the blog gets it.

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4 thoughts on “A Rant (or, Why I Want to Live in the Woods by Myself)

  1. Man! I am so on the same page with you! You just wouldn’t believe, or maybe you would, how many people come into “my” diner, just to be defensive out-loud to a captive audience. And I really do hear the same fears and desires coming from both sides, too! I try every day (because it happens multiple, multiple times a day) to practice NOT answering defensively, and sometimes not even answering at all. Peace can stand on its own feet, I think. And as the good book saith (sayeth?), “He who lives by the sword will die by the sword.” Or something like that. Anyway. Hoorah. Let’s all live in woods.

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  2. He who lives by stabbing others with his sword-tongue will die by cutting his face in halfeth with that selfsame sword.

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