Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I don't care.

I don't care if someone calls themselves gay, straight, conservative, liberal, black, white, Oriental, Hispanic, atheist, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Shinto, Wiccan, Asatru, or something else I can't think of to name.  I don't care if someone's bright or dim.  I don't care. 

The main things I think are:

  • Is this person acting like/going to act like a threat to me, or to my family? 
  • Is this person acting courteous or rude/thoughtless?  
  • Is this person acting like an asshole?  
  • Is this person open to listening to facts and changing their minds when proven wrong, or are they close minded? 
  • Is this person capable of changing behaviors that prove destructive?
This is what I judge people on.  Most people are rude/thoughtless assholes that maintain their decided ignorance with a passion I find breathtakingly obnoxious. 

I do not care about political correctness, but I will keep my opinions on someone's politics to myself, unless and until I no longer can.  Many do not permit me to do that.  And then I get called names, that I don't care about, but still get worried about keeping my job because of.

And this is why I like individuals just fine, but don't like people in general. 

2 comments:

  1. Yes, to all of the list. Also, I would add: "Is this person going to expect me to celebrate whatever it is about them that makes them different (eg., being gay) while telling me I am a bad and wrong person for being different from them in some way (e.g., being a Christian)?"

    I also agree with the liking individuals but not being able to stand "people."

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    1. What you added is kinda covered, in my mind, by the "Is this person acting like an asshole?" question...because that isn't just acting like an asshole, that's *being* one.

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