In the discussion thread: RANT: I have lost tolerance for people who have no interest in current events or politics. [View all]
Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)
Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:07 AM
RevStPatrick (1,885 posts)
21. I have a personal way of dealing with this, and it does NOT make me happy...
...but it helps me cope.
It comes down to this:
I am infinitely more intelligent, worldly and superior than those empty-headed meat-bags who just want to talk about the crap that they own and their petty illnesses and intrigues. I can look down upon them as the child-like vessels of fear and superficiality that they are, and know full well that I am many degrees of magnitude more informed, aware and involved than they are. Some of these people are important to me and my life, and I to theirs, so I can deign to give them small amounts of my time to let them get off their chests a few silly little moments here and there.
Yes, it is very condescending. But I find it works better for me than the alternative.
During the Bush years, I would get mad at people like this. I felt that what was going on was so horrendous and people really needed to be involved and understand what was going on, that I would get mad at people who did not have the capacity to understand what was happening. And that's what it comes down to. These people you are talking about simply do not have the capacity. They don't have enough processing power or RAM in their brains or whatever, to hold an informed decision. Would you get mad at a toaster for not being able to cook a turkey?
You can chose to remove these people from your life, and then you won't have to deal with it anymore. There were a few of those types who I stopped dealing with, because they weren't that important to me and it got too frustrating. There were others for me whom it was impossible to stop dealing with, for whatever reason. My paternalistic, superior attitude has helped ME to deal with them, without upsetting THEM by getting mad at them for being so empty-headed.
I don't like it one bit, but it works for the most part. Your mileage may vary...
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