Thursday, December 9, 2010
Have your own opinion
OK, warning, this is somewhat of a rant blog. And I'm not even mad or upset about anything, I just feel like going off. How sick is that?? :-) Anyway, often times I'm in NO MOOD to hear someone bitch and complain about some crap I probably don't care about anyway, so I'm giving you this opportunity to run while you still can............... Still here?? OK then, here we go:
I've been getting annoyed lately with peoples opinions. And not because I don't agree with them; hell I think I'm one of the most open minded people I know. But what really gets under my skin is when someone simply regurgitates what they've heard from someone else. And it's usually obvious after a tiny amount of discussion that they actually have no idea what the hell they're talking about.
Example, the other day I was talking to someone about gambling(big surprise huh?), and he, or someone else mentioned that he would gamble, but he doesn't like "losing money". He prefers hobbies that are a "sure thing". WHAT.......... the fuck does that mean?? So you don't ever go golfing, hunting, fishing, or any other hobbies that ARE a "sure thing" that you WILL "lose money". When's the last time you ever left a golf course with more money that you came with. NEVER!! Unless......... you played for money and won........ basically GAMBLING!! Oh and you surely don't mind going out to eat and basically converting your money into a turd, but gambling is just out of the question. At least with my hobby, I do sometimes make money. Sorry to go off, but you see the complete lack of logic in that statement right?????
And my point is not that I hate everyone that doesn't love gambling, but when people make generic statements like that, it just makes them look dumb. If someone came up to me and said, "Julian, I've played poker before, I don't like it, it's boring, and I'm not into it". Guess what, no problem. I wouldn't take the slightest offense to that. You have a logical opinion that YOU came up with yourself, and I respect the hell out of that.
I mean it's everywhere, sports, politics, religion, you name it. There's always some dumb general opinion that gets formed, and then people that don't like to think for themselves just latch on that opinion and regurgitate it every chance they get. And it drives me NUTS!!!!
Anyway, if you made it this far down this blog, god bless you for listening to my rant. I feel better for getting it out.................