Sunday, February 22, 2015

Twisting Reality.

Don't you hate it when people hear what they want to hear? Or worse yet, they ignore what you're saying altogether and replace it with their own narrative?

Yeah... me too.

I've become pretty adept over the years at dealing with people whom contort what I might speak into something I don't mean. Let's just say that I've had a lot of practice. What irks me the worst is that these same individuals will get mad at me when I become annoyed with their behavior. What do they expect? They just twisted what I had to say, only to expect me not to become angry about it!

That right there is the mark of absurdity.

If you keep poking the bear, eventually the bear is going to growl back at you.

As humans, we're some pretty funny creatures. Our fellow mammals don't do this sort of thing. Nor do fish, birds, reptiles or insects. No... we're the only ones whom will attempt to reshape reality just to be correct. Imagine if elephants did such a thing... or dolphins. What if ants, when upset with their queen, suddenly stopped working and walked away from the colony?

It's quite silly if you think about it. So why do we do it?

I suspect it has something to do with our pride.

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