I often wonder if people read their own press. It’s easy to live in your own head, believe you have the correct view point and it’s everyone else that has it wrong. When I have an opinion and lay it down in various mediums, I think about it, write it down, read it aloud, record it, listen to it again and again. I pick it apart for inconsistencies and play my own antagonist. Outside opinion is useful too. It gives me perspective cues to contrast to my own. The point is, I analyze it from different angles and over periods of time. What’s banging around in my head today may be different tomorrow, the next day or the next. What ever it is that’s giving me a wild hair across my ass, it’s demanding my attention. It accounts for a change in my perspective because I’m seeing it from different angles and approach.
Today, it’s the irony of other bloggers I follow. It’s a perpetual cycle of “I’m an individual! I follow no one!”, yet I see the drag marks behind them as they coast along on another’s coattails. I scratch my head and wonder: ” Is this part of the process?” I just smile and wave as they pass by. What else can you do? Maybe they need to go through the motions to realize how truly foolish they are. These types aren’t interested in different angles, they’re only interested in justifications for the same old, same old. Nothing has really changed for the better, they’re standing on the shoulders of giants. It’s obvious by the topics of their blogs. The complaints are the same, and there’s no real progress to move through obstacles in their way. It’s not them after all, it’s everyone and everything else. They have no power. It’s been given away and the reasons justified so they can feel Superior. The worst part? The power is in the hands of a virtual cuckold.
I understand being what you are, it’s the being part I find ironic. Maybe I set my expectations too high, I would think that a person that has made the same error say 10…20…30 times they would learn something right? Sigh… I digress. Yeah, I learn things about my own expectations too.
I also find it annoying when a person doesn’t understand what Irony actually is. This little clip I snagged from the Ted-ed Youtube does a decent job explaining situational irony. Fairly simple and easy to understand, it even includes little cartoons – watch it, if you’re confused about Irony, or hell read the Wiki. If you’re blogging and offering social commentary, a quick search of a dictionary or thesaurus would cure your ignorance.
The shit’s embarrassing. I’m just rubber-necking with my mouth hung open. Whoa.