Saturday, January 26, 2008

I Didn't Do It

Human Nature is the topic of the day. That, and observation. Both seem to be reoccurring themes in this blog. Let’s start with one of the basics.

It is in human nature to completely deny responsibility, and to pass the blame onto others, even when you aren’t even at fault in the first place. For example, someone passes by a precariously stacked group of papers. It’s been sitting there for weeks, just piling up hazardously, and that person happens to walk by just moments before the entire pile falls over. What’s their first reaction?

“It's not my fault!”

Of course it wasn’t their fault, but they’re already passing the blame. Everyone knows they had nothing to do with that and won’t blame that person for it’s collapse… Unless the pile of papers fell onto a lit candle and burned down the house, then someone might start pointing fingers.

Let’s say someone passes gas in a small room or car. Everyone knows who did it, but that person still refuses responsibility for their actions. It’s a simple matter, and the people only want confirmation, and maybe a polite warning in the future. Instead, the owner of the noxious vapor won’t even commit themselves to a simple smell, as if this bodily function is something to be ashamed of. Then again, if it’s strong enough, you tend to get a lot of people claiming them, even if they didn’t do it, just because they want something to be proud of. Otherwise, it’s the same story.

“Wasn’t me!”

One of the main items when discussing human nature is laziness. People are very lazy. Most people would say they’ve gotten lazier, but laziness has always been a problem. There’s just more ways of noticing it and spreading the word now. There are also fewer excuses.

Back when the wife was forced to cook and take care of the kids, the man would sit on the sofa and watch TV or listen to the radio or read the paper. Why? All of the work had been assigned to the wife. Now husbands are doing the same thing, but the wife isn’t doing all the work. No more excuse. The husband must now do half of the work or more, especially if the wife is also working, or working instead. No woman would put up with going to work to support the family AND coming home to do the housework.

It’s not just men, though. Women are being lazy too. The only difference is in the way they are lazy. Men have perfected laziness over thousands of years. Women are only now getting into the habit and are still working at being lazy, and getting away with it. Does equal rights ring a bell? There have been so many laws passed for women now that they don’t have to get ahead in life, a lot of them can get what they want on a gold platter. Did you know that when a man and a woman divorce each other, the woman gets just about everything? It’s not a law, but it is a fact. And everyone knows it. Even the people giving the orders to do so know it. You could be sitting in a courtroom with a male judge that HATES women, and he’ll STILL give the woman whatever she wants from the marriage. It’s just life. That’s how women get to be lazy. They found their excuse.

Did you know that people would let something fall to pieces before they would volunteer to fix it? It’s even worse if there is someone they know that WILL fix it, and they’re just waiting for that person to show up! That’s why no one is doing anything about this global warming we’re hearing so much about. Everyone is waiting for someone to fix it, without bothering them. Humans will wait all the way through the destruction of the sun before they would even consider making a plan of action to prevent extinction. ESPECIALLY if they find even the tiniest bit of evidence that they might be saved at the last minute by God or a group of extra terrestrials that would just happen to be passing by at that exact instant before the explosion from our own personal star reaches our tiny dust ball of a planet, where they would then beam the entire planet’s civilizations to another planet, thousands of light years away, along with all of our stuff, finding us to be a very fascinating race of people for some reason, just because we were too lazy to pack up all of our stuff and move.

So, that’s my bit of wisdom for the day. Since I know nobody reads these things unless they are being lazy or want an alibi, I’ll stop enabling you.


Ginny said...

You are right about most of this blog, but when it comes to divorce and the way things are divided up now, you are wrong. The judges and the court are looking more closely to what the people involved have collected together. And if there are children involved, it depends on who got the children. If the husband got them the wife has to pay the child support. The woman doesn't have it made in the shade any more. And it's about time. I never believed in takeing the man to the cleaners. Especially if he didn't do anything wrong. This is a good blog.

Rushing Zephyr / Mr Epic Hero said...

This quote I thought stood out:

"Did you know that people would let something fall to pieces before they would volunteer to fix it?"

I immediately thought "Damn... so true. Just look at global warming." Sure enough, that's exactly where you took it!