#442 – Babies

This is one of my favorite things to notice lately. People that are simultaneously very vocal about being sick of having to look at pictures of children and producing an endless stream of photos of their pets.

I used to be confused about people that would constantly complain about things they were voluntarily subjecting themselves to. Then one day one of them explained how they are driven by hating things and that is the only enjoyment they get out of the world. They were actually surprised to discover that this was not a universal pursuit of all humans.

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7 thoughts on “#442 – Babies”

  1. Azkyroth says:

    I’m calling BS on that last paragraph. I’ve never met someone like this with that much self-awareness.

    1. scorinth says:

      You have now. To quote the doctor from Star Trek: Voyager, “I’ll complain if I want to. It’s comforting.”

  2. DanV says:

    Sadly, I can understand the second paragraph. It’s most often that I will realize it is what I am doing about a third of the way in and this won’t really stop me from going at least another third the way through my rant. Thankfully I keep it somewhat private and do it in my own head or with limited audience of like thinking people (read: not facebook,twitter, at work, etc)

  3. kingklash says:

    TV Tropes lists a similar phenomenon. Hate Dumb. I’ll be kind and not provide a link. (if you know TV Tropes, you understand) But, also look up “Watching Shows You Hate” and “Hating Shows You Don’t Watch” for similar attitudes.

    1. Voyager says:

      Thank you.

      And I really mean it too.

  4. Matthew says:

    Suddenly the world makes sense to me again. People are insane.

    1. Makinus says:

      People were always insane, the diference today is that we have more people and our “village” is bigger.

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