Interesting is one of those loaded words, like if someone says to me “oh your haircut’s interesting”, that’s a huge red flag for me. If someone says oh that person’s very interesting, that’s either ‘hey, they’re fascinating and great to talk to’ or ‘they’re a bit off and should be steered well clear of’. So to me interesting is very interesting word.
I wish I found myself more interesting and was a little more self-absorbed, I think it would make me a lot more of a passionate and dedicated writer. When I was young I was so full or righteous indignation, it was, for a large part I’m sure, misplaced but it gave me such fuel. I was able to just sit down and bang of pages at a time about any number of topics.
Also, I have been majorly affected by social media and how censored it has become. All these SJWs out on their supposed moral high ground allegedly fighting for protection and rights willing to shred someone to pieces at a moment’s notice with no regard of the far reaching impact this might have. At least here if I rage on about a topic or someone, it’s not at their personal expense because, unless I name them specifically, no one knows who I’m talking about. Plus, hardly anyone reads my blog so although it’s “public” I feel I can post my personal opinions here without necessarily getting a strip torn off of me.
So I think what has happened is that because Facebook and other social media platforms have almost compelled me to stifle most of my heartfelt opinions for fear of reprisal this has trickled over into my personal love for writing. I feel like I have nothing to say anymore but I suspect it’s more like I’m censoring my emotions and my feelings internally as well and that can’t be good.
Which brings me to all the violence in this world that seems to be escalating at an alarming rate in our immediate vicinity (i.e. Canada and the U.S.) and when I look at this and I look at how much our society is repressing us on so many levels in terms of self-expression and being able to let loose and just have at ‘er, I’m really not surprised. I say bring back good ol’ fist fights and insults and let kids sort it out among themselves and grow and mature properly instead of being stifled and controlled so much that they grow up into teenagers and young adults thinking nothing about wielding guns and shooting people over parking spaces. We are not “protecting” our children by teaching all this “tolerance” and “acceptance” carte blanche – people should have to earn respect and acceptance not just be granted it piece meal. And also, compelling people to be accepting of everything and everyone is going to have the opposite affect. Let children form their own opinions, let them learn to discern what’s right and wrong. Teach them that there is a reward system in the world. Fuck this everybody gets a badge for participating shit. Teach kids that there are winners and losers and hard work is rewarded.
Ahhh and there’s some of the old groove back, how interesting! Think I need to do more daily prompts!