Tag: stupidity

work

Bigger Breaths

I’m all for a skeptical, open mind.  I’m all for asking questions. But if you aren’t going to listen to the answers, why bother? For example, would you hire a plumber to diagnose an issue with your shower, then when the plumber’s done, turn to your friend, who also knows nothing about plumbing and ask …

work

Stupid

You know how some days, you just can’t handle any more stupid? That’s today. I am surrounded by incompetence.  By cycles of shortsighted and hypocritical behaviour enabled by blind spots and willful myopia. By words divorced from action.  By actions divorced from words.  By promises made and forgotten in the blink of an eye. By …

culture

Deep Breaths

Deep, deep breaths. Today is a day.  As every day seems to be a day.  I’m not sure if it’s the Trump effect or just a generalized stupid-ing of the world, but the collective intellect of the planet, emotional and intellectual, seems to dwindle by the hour at times. What happened to empathy? To perspective? …

politics

Patience

It’s funny the things you have patience for.  I can resign myself all day to walking people through, in layman’s terms, technical issues about which they know nothing.  I can show them that they are capable of doing things that scare them, because they’re simple things. Unplugging a power cord on a router may seem …

freedom

Normal (Don’t Do It)

This could be a normal post about not being normal. I think that by now, most people have read plenty of quotes about not being normal.  Most (if not all) of our best stories, regardless of medium, revolve around people who go beyond the norm.  After all, normal is boring and stupid, right? And yet, …