I hesitated to post this because I don't like getting on my soap box. I wrote it a few days ago, but I am posting it now because I really wish people would think before they act:
As I wander about the blogosphere, adding to my list of blogs to take over, I've been exposed to far more humanity than I ever wanted to be.
I've seen lots of lame things out there. Anything right-wing, for instance is something that really isn't worth reading to me. By the same token, I don't want to read about how much of a gift to women you think you are or which celebrities you saw today. I really don't give a damn, SO I just won't go back to your blogs.
I'm not going to come back here and dime you out, though. This has happened to me twice now.
People, for the love of god, if you don't like the little game I play here with others that are willing to play, don't read it. If I make comments that annoy you on other people's blogs, skip over them. Don't go back to your blog and complain about what I've done or said, though. I'm not going to do that to you.
Unlike many people out there, I don't blog for the attention. Sure, it's fun, but that's not why I do it. I hope that people read this blog and enjoy it, but I'm not going to get upset if they don't.
So why, then, am I even writing this?
I'm writing this because I think one of the many problems with people these days is an insufferable lack of courtesy.
Evolution vs. Creationism in public schools? You people that insist on arguing against a theory that has been around for years and years are being discourteous. You're trying to set a precedent to teach christian ideas in public schools to kids who AREN'T NECESSARILY CHRISTIAN. I'm not christian. Trying to shove your beliefs down my throat, and anyone else who isn't christian is OFFENSIVE. If you feel that's what is happening to your children, send them to a CHRISTIAN SCHOOL. Public schools are meant to teach ACADEMICS, not RELIGIONS. That's what churches or christian schools are for.
Saying that gay marriages shouldn't be allowed? Don't even get me started on that. If two women or two men want to get married, how the FUCK does that have anything to do with you? Get your nose out of everyone else's business. It's DISCOURTEOUS. You have to be a complete and total asshole to treat people like this.
"Okay, Blog Kris, what does that have to do with me talking about celebrities?"
Nothing, nothing at all. That's just boring to me. What it has to do with is going back to your blog and calling me lame. That's where it all starts people. If you don't even know someone (and I'm not even a public figure yet), why on earth would you say stuff like that? That makes you an asshole. Not too far of a stretch to become a complete and total asshole.
"That's faulty logic, Blog Kris,"
Well it COULD be, and for the sake of the individuals that I'm referring to, I hope that I'm wrong. The fact remains that the common denominator between these people is their ego. These people all think that they are better than anyone who doesn't agree with them, and most of the time, that's not even enough.
"But Blog Kris, what about YOUR ego?"
My ego in reference to the blogosphere is all for show. In real life, I'm a pretty down to earth guy who will stand behind you if I think you're being treated unfairly (and that's REGARDLESS of your beliefs) or against you if you're treating someone else unfairly.
In closing, I am going to leave you with a quote from "The Green Mile." Some of you will look down your nose at it because it wasn't said by some great philosopher that you respect. So be it, there's just no reaching some people.I'm tired, boss ... Mostly I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time.