I try really hard not to be a complete jackhole on the Internet.
Which is REALLY difficult sometimes because I feel like mall cop of the Internet but my pet peeve is littering with words and you just can’t enforce that. You can chase people on your virtual Segway all day…but they’ll still litter and you’ll just be left frustrated and out of battery life and standing on the Segway balancing all the way to nowhere.
Sometimes I respond, I try to keep it light and funny but make deeper points. When people ignore that and respond with something that just reiterates the original statement it does to things.
- It breaks my brain.
- It breaks my heart.
I’m reminded – and let me tell you I do not like being reminded – some people are only living one-dimensional lives. Never looking deeper, never really enjoying, just … being on the surface and dipping a toe in thinking that’s deep water. I have been told my many of my friend many times that this is normal, this is average, and this is okay.
They try to convince me that normal people are happier because quirky people like me think too much and wonder too much and have ten ideas and five business plans before bedtime that aren’t going to go anywhere but really kinda could. That is a recipe for dissatisfaction, they say.
So I try to be kind in my responses when I check to see. I try to be patient and not lash out when I get responses that make me sad and kind of confused because it doesn’t make sense as a response to what I said, it’s like I wasn’t even there.
Because people who live simple, normal lives…somehow it’s like my words have a coat of invisibility paint on them. People who aren’t capable of understanding have magic within them that lets them just. not. see.
Sometimes – not often – I wish I had that magic.
I bet it also brings things like “a passion” and “being right” and “knowing things for sure” – all things I’d love to give a whirl sometime!!
In the meantime I’ll just be hanging out here on the Interwebs on my segway in my Mall Cop outfit looking imposing and asking you to keep moving and not loiter.
What do you think? Am I mad as a hatter? LOL