These days with the internet, everybody thinks they know everything and that if they don’t, it’s just a mouse-lick away. So there’s a lot of people out there that are just, well, full of shit. Pseudo-intellectuals, know-it-alls, and bright young things; clever boys and girls of the world. I know I’m one to talk, but you know… I sometimes don’t feel like posting a quote I like or a clever one-liner because that’s what everyone seems to do. And it makes it seem less clever. These days, you’ve got to be working hard or really lucky to find a quote that’s both unfamiliar and worth sharing.
That’s not going to stop me from posting whatever the hell I feel like posting but it really does dilute how much ego-stroking you can do, and how clever you can feel from posting a good line or two. At least for me. But I think that for others, you can take my tone to be more sardonic than anything else. Everybody thinks they’re more than they are these days… or else they don’t think they’re good enough, which is just as irritating (lol but only loosely related). I’m speaking in broad strokes of course, but I’d be surprised if anybody wanted to try and tell me it ain’t common.
(You’ll have to forgive my bouncing back and forth as I go – mainly in reference to the ‘me’ and ‘them’ and the people I assert are full of themselves and the ones that aren’t full enough of themselves – because I’ve been awake through the night and can’t even be sure I’m totally making sense… because a) I’m just going to go ahead and post this and b) you aren’t likely to show up on my doorstep to make me say sorry or promise I’ll do better :p . I mean, you don’t have to forgive it, but it would be a waste of time for you to do anything else.)
(Originally posted on April 8th, 2013)