I have a lot of friends with different backgrounds, different political point of views, different upbringings and I think it brings new things into my life. It makes interesting discussion and I don’t want to be around people that are 100% like me all the time. Life would be so boring. There are very few people like me anyways .
It is a conversation I had today that really got to me. I was sitting, reading my book, and a person I am familiar with said “I don’t know how anyone could vote for so and so, I would never associate with someone that stupid.”
I am somewhat quiet but when provoked, I can’t help but speak up. It is like the awakened devil in me or something. I put my book down and said, “Well, you associate with me don’t you? And I associate with you, don’t I? Am I dumb, stupid and an ignoramus because I did in fact vote for so and so?”
He stumbled and said, “Oh I didn’t mean you.” Who did you mean?
I hate that attitude of you must be dumb because you disagree with me. It drives me crazy because I am far from dumb yet I have a differing point of view from most people I know here. I don’t talk about it a lot because that superiority complex around here comes out.
Sometimes I find people who claim to be the most open-minded are quite the opposite.
I even complimented myself up there. That is progress! It is end of the year review time and my boss had to change my wording on my year end comments because I downed myself too much. That was a problem.
I signed my life away to get a flu shot tonight and I am off to trivia soon.