March 7, 2011

It's Pointless

I'm sitting here waiting for my son to end his day at preschool. It's actually a half day, if you want to call it that, more like a couple of hours, I think I have sat on the toilet longer than my son goes to school sometimes. Anyways I am listening to sports talk radio like I normally do, if my wife asks you I am cleaning the fireplace and ironing all of her clothes. It's funny how many opinions that people can have on one topic, and no one is ever right. Then again no one is ever wrong either, except of course in the eyes of the so called expert behind the microphone.

Everyone has an opinion and everyone has a right to that opinion. It amazes me that NO ONE can realize just that, it's an opinion, not gospel. You say your opinion on something and all of a sudden you are stupid or have no idea what you are talking about. I bring this up because I joined one of those online message boards where there are exactly 643,784 opinions on everything Disney. People are fighting over what to wear to dinner on a cruise, to show times, to what elevators work the best. Yeah, whose life is better than mine right now? These are my people now. I got sucked into it and all of a sudden I am defending my opinion to the death. It really sucks because I don't want to sound stupid, I actually know what I am talking about. I could make one comment about the sky being blue and be lambasted about how it's periwinkle or gray or green. I don't know why I continue to fight with these people, I just have an opinion or an observation and say it as such. You have your opinion and that's great. You can't win an argument online with people you don't know. Everyone can be a bully even if they are a 4' housewife with one leg from Boise.

I read a quote that fighting on the Internet is like competing in the Special Olympics, even if you win you are still retarded. Yeah that's pretty brutal but it's true. There is no knockout punch or judge to say that someone is the winner, just a bunch of people who THINK they are right, and no one who will admit they are wrong. In the end there are only two opinions that matter; mine yours, and Dr. Stephen Coleman's.

John Willey - Daddy's in Charge?


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