Wussify the world…..
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the state of society in general, and how it relates to my perception of society when I was growing up. The result of this line of thought, has left me feeling a mixture of anger, frustration, and sadness. I grew up in one world, but now I’m living it another, and there’s a lot about this other one that really pisses me off. I’ll go through some of my gripes here, in my usual stream-of-consciousness style! Heh, I’m pretending to have STYLE today! Go me!
First off, our kids are being groomed to be pansies by society. Go to a school and check out the programs, it’s ridiculous. No dodgeball was the start, now it turned into no competition….EVER! My nephew goes to school, and they’re having their field day this week. Problem is, they call it something different, and EVERYONE is on thesame team! Are you fucking kidding me?! What are we telling kids, here? “Don’t worry buddy, there’s no competitiveness in the real world, and it’s a concept you’ll never have to deal with.” Doing this to children just breeds a bunch of spoiled little fucks who end up as self-entitled pricks, who can’t handle what life throws at them, and who are not equipped to understand life in the ‘real world’. Thankfully, my nephew is also in tons of sports, and was raised to understand these things by his parents. But, as we all know, many parents today take little interest in the actual raising of their children. They seem more interested in themselves and their work than in preparing their children for survival on their own.
Speaking of which, the self-entitlement craze is getting WAY out of hand. People bitch and get hurt feelings if they don’t succeed at things or are passed over in any way. “Why not just work harder to get what you want?”, you say? Nonsense! I’d rather complain about how unfair it is. This doesn’t just relate to the workplace. TONS of people I know get horribly offended if they aren’t invited to something, or aren’t told about a particular happening. You seriously have got to be kidding me. If you aren’t invited to something, or aren’t told about something, then one of two things happened. Either you were missed unintentionally, or you were left out on purpose. If it’s the former, it’s an honest mistake, so accept it. Everyone makes them. If it was on purpose, then you deal the same way. Accept it. If everyone included everyone who “might” be interested in something, shit would get to be such a chore that they wouldn’t wanna do anything anymore! If I’m not invited to something, sure I might get upset or irritated, but I accept it and let it go. Do you know why? Because I’m a fucking adult, and that’s what grown ups do! So suck it up and rub some dirt in it!
This leads me into the next issue, one that started during my teens, and has since gotten WAY out of hand. Political correctness. This entire trend of being offended because someone said something that disagrees with what you personally feel or believe, it absolutely childish, stupid, and incredibly illogical. A big example of this is religion. If someone says they don’t believe in god, or if a teacher alludes to the fact that god might not have created everything, the believers get all up-in-arms about it. Guess what folks, it you didn’t have a doubt in your mind, they why is it offensive. If I believe in the love I have for my children, and someone says that they don’t believe in it, that doesn’t bother me one bit. Know why? It’s because I’m completely devout in that belief. If I wasn’t, it might prompt a response similar to those we see from these groups. The fact that some schools can’t teach about dinosaurs because it offends the creationists, sickens me to no end.
Next up, people playing the blame game. Blaming their parents and/or childhood for making them into the serial killer they become, or blaming those same things for their failures in life. Guess what folks, if you know that this shit is holding you back, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Personally, I went through some horrible shit when I was a kid, both at home and at school. You know what? I didn’t let it prevent me from trying my hardest to be a good person, because that’s what I WANTED to be. I wanted it so bad, that I strove for it regardless of what was in my way. I’m not saying I’m exceptional or anything, I’m saying that this should be normal! The problem is, people are fucking lazy as shit. They don’t wanna take responsibility for their own actions. They barely even wanna TAKE action to do for themselves. They seem to just want to sit on the couch watching TV, not caring, then blaming bullshit for their inadequacies. Suck it up, wake up, and do for yourself, cuz mommy and daddy won’t be around to bail your ass out forever!
***UPDATE*** The next section has been updated, since the initial posted did not include some very important specifics which clarify my position. This is what I get for posting stream of consciousness with a brain that runs too fast. My sincerest apologies to any who got the wrong impression.
Finally, fat people. Yeah, I know, I’ll be getting tons of hatemail for this section, but fuck it. People who let obesity run rampant, will suffer a loss of respect from me. Granted, there are exceptions to this rule, such as folks who are healthy and just big. I know a few people like that, and one in particular has more stamina and is more healthy than I’ve been in about a decade. I do understand that many factors affect or cause obesity, such as diet, how sedentary someone is, hormonal imbalance, genetics, metabolism, medication, and various psychological and/or medical issues. That being said, if you’re horribly overweight, and you aren’t or haven’t taken steps to rectify it, fucking do something about it!!! There’s a laziness in people, that I mentioned before, that just enables people to say ‘fuck it, I’m watching TV’ or whatever, and not taking care of themselves. Some even feel entitled to eat whatever they want, simply because they can. The reason this sickens me, in that it’s incredibly illogical. If you’re one of these people, you’re basically saying that this need to eat whatever you want, whenever you want, is more important than your health or longevity. You’ll end up killing yourself slowly, and for what? Food? Fuck that! I’d much rather live a longer life, and pass on the package of Oreos. This is much of the reason I have an issue with this. Normally, I can pretty much live and let live and not give a shit, but when what is acceptable in society can potentially take away those I care about the most, I get overcome with anger. I don’t want my friends or family to go before their time, and my frustration and fear is born from the idea that I have no control or power over it. I just watch people let it go, knowing that someday I’ll have to let them go, and for what?
Don’t get me wrong here, I don’t hate fat people. If someone is big and just can’t trim down no matter what, then what more could I ask? I DO have massive respect for the folks who see this shit, and do something about it. Some of my closest friends have weight problems, some really bad, and they finally said “screw this, I wanna be healthy and live a better life”, and are changing it. I’m proud to announce that they’re all doing very well, and are well on their way to optimal health. If you don’t choose to do anything about it, then you’re part of America’s problem, and that problem has little to do with your weight, and everything to do with why you have a weight problem.
To sum up, folks, I’ll just say this. Take control of your lives. Stop allowing acceptable excuses to enable your laziness and shitty behavior. What you want is out there, and a better life is out there. Get off your ass, pony up, and take it. Nobody gives a shit about giving you your dreams…other than you….