Monday, August 30, 2010

fun facts about humanity

There are all kinds of people in the world. Let's look at how some people choose to behave.
  • Some people invent new realities and are surprised when others become confused.
  • Some people seem to be one thing but are really another far less pleasant thing.
  • Some people make mistakes but don't realize they are mistakes and then burn bridges they wish they hadn't.
  • Some people take their aggressions out on others and refuse to acknowledge this activity.
  • Some people are offended by others' opinions and think it's okay to threaten those they disagree with. [Some people hate ending sentences with a preposition; surprisingly, I am not one of them]
  • Some people need to remember that making threats is often against the law.
  • Some people think everything is about them.
There are other people in the world who behave in very different ways. Let's look at their tendencies.
  • Some people try to hope for the best in a horrible situation.
  • Some people prefer not to dismiss friends just because of a disagreement, or even a horrible situation.
  • Some people attempt to help others (maybe the kind of people mentioned above) even when it is difficult and those others continue to act like jerks.
  • Some people eventually let jerks go their own way, and move on with their lives.
  • Some people are stronger and more feisty than others (for example, above) apparently give them credit for [Another errant preposition; sorry]
  • Some people respectfully* decline to give in to the demands of other (above) people. Particularly when the demands are essentially censorship.
I hope you live with and around more people from the second group because they are generally more enlightening & enjoyable and overall less tiresome. Peace be with you.


*Some people will, however, respond to profanity with a bit of their own. Oops.

12 comments:

Fantastic Forrest said...

I am willing to overlook your prepositional sentence ending behaviour because I delight in your infrequent, highly justified profanity use.

Love it when you rail against this particular member of humanity, because he so richly fucking deserves it.

XOXO

Moxy Jane said...

I have a sneaking suspicion that this isn't just about "some" people but a rather a very specific somebody. Who, apparently, very richly deserved what they received.

Thanks for being from the 2nd group!!

Moxy Jane

EatPlayLove said...

Love this post. Gosh do I know some of these people! Very relatable for me right now.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I think I may be able to guess who the strong and feisty one is!

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

I don't even know the creep, but I really can't stand him anyway. Some people. Sheesh. ;)

Greeting from Thunder Bay, where I'm relaxing with my man. Well... sorta. ;)

Shana said...

And also with you.

Sorry. Habit.

Webster's said...

I see - when someone posts something you don't agree with, you delete the comment rather than respond to the points made. I thought you didn't agree with censorship?

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Hey, Webster's!

I never delete comments so something must have gone wrong when you posted. I sure can't wait to read when you resubmit; sorry for the inconvenience.

~Swankymama said...

This came at a really good time. I NEED to repost - and give credit to you, of course!!!! Thank you!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I bet nobody in the second group rides a Segway unless he's Mark Wahlberg and shirtless.

XO

Hairline Fracture said...

I'm thankful that although there are people in the first group, there are also people in the second.

I believe it was Winston Churchill who criticized the "no prepositions at the end of a sentence" sticklers by stating in their preferred format, "This is something up with which I will not put."

Oh, and btw: I am LOVING teaching full-time! I have all English III and I could not be happier with my job. Thanks for all the encouragement over the past year.

Jason, as himself said...

I really try to be in the second group.

Some people (like me) write using the term "some people" when they don't want to say the actual names of some people.

Is this what you did?

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