Saturday, January 1, 2011
New Year's Resolution
I am amazed how people will share their unsolicited political or religious views with me as if they were the gospel truth and surely I am in agreement. Now if the person with loose lips is a friend, I am really wasting my time getting involved in a discussions. Eventually I'll have one less friend. If the person is a stranger, I am still wasting my time, but I might feel better when I tell the person to go fuck himself. My dad gave me this advise over 50 years ago and I wish I had paid better attention. He would say that arguing politics or religion is like mud wrestling with a pig. All you do is get dirty and the pig really likes it.
Just think what could be accomplished if people were able to work together while totally ignorant of their colleges' political or religious views. When I am King, I promise I'll follow this resolution -- well, for a few weeks until I can't resist telling some dumb ass to buzz off.