[ Mode misanthrope ON ]
You shouldn’t call people “idiots”, but maybe say, more politely, that they “have an idiotic behavior”. OK.
In this blog I try to talk about how to deal with this “complicated thing” with intelligence, elegance and subtlety. Yeah, right…
…knowing it’s a little snobbish : one theory of the world of humans is that everybody makes stupid things all the time and that only some smart-arses think they are not part of the herd of idiots.
Feeling “we’re the resistance” in a mainstream idiotic civilization is priggish.
Out of the usual and clever ways of being zen, “watching calmly the chaos”, inner retreat and making little glimmers in the night, there are other stages reached because you can’t stand it anymore and you call the whole bunch of idiots : idiots. So there!
How to deal with these? Because you’re not allowed to punch people in the nose nor to spit in their eye, right?… You can (after facepalm and take a deep breath) :
- Become sarcastic (loud or inner)
- Burst into laughter (hysterically, if you need)
- Enter fury (inner is better, or else it’s “gimme the rifle”)
- Truss up your rage and make a typology of idiots
- Go away where you’re alone.
I love that because I just learned the world “truss” (ligoter, on dit en français), but is it truss or “truss up”?
A typology of idiots is absolutely vain – because you can’t fix stupid – but it’s funny and it keeps your furious energy busy and it could be useful to know your enemy better (if you agree that idiots are or can become enemies) – knowing that the best defense here is to run away.
Typology is a way to tame your emotions with reason. It’s a fight!
Unfocused, slow or boring persons, bad choosers or “I’m special”s, wrong understanders, “know it all”s and inconsistent brains – sorry for my grammar, I don’t have much time for these (though I could write a bit about this case : “I’m very special” – “No you’re not” would be my answer).
[ Mode misanthrope OFF ]
Alone with a book. Relief. Little wine maybe?
Have a nice day!