23 September 2012

Angry Rant

It has become painfully obvious to me that the world we live in is full of self-absorbed assholes.

Everyone feels entitled to something, like they’re the most important person walking the earth. They deserve to be treated like royalty, deserve recognition for their awesomeness.  

They are clearly superior to you, and therefore respect for you goes out the window.

I am so sick of egotistical bastards. I'm sick of shallow, superficial people. I'm sick of goddamn reality shows and everyone who wants their 15 minutes of fame.

I'm sick of rude people who can't process how easy and natural it is to have common courtesy and say "please" or "thank you." You're an adult, do you really need to be taught pre-school lessons?

I know if you look for and focus on the negatives then of course the world seems like a crappy place.

Some things are just so ridiculously right in my face that there's no way I could turn my cheek the other way and pretend I don't witness selfishness everyday.

I like to think some people must be the absolute most fucking oblivious people ever, because there is no way any human would consciously treat others the way I've seen some people treated.

Example: Today I was at the mall with my daughter, sister and niece. While leaving and walking to the underground metro connected to the mall, I noticed an elderly blind man feeling his way around with a walking stick.

I had my hands full with a very fussy baby that did not want to ride in her stroller. I kept watching the man though, making sure he didn't need assistance.

He was searching for a door to the mall, and I told my sister I felt I should help him. Right then a crowd of other people were walking over from the metro and I knew he would be okay. Someone else would help guide him if need be.

Instead, some dickhead opens the door for himself and let's it hit the blind man in the shoulder.

He was fine, but I was outraged. Furious. Fuming. What the hell could I do though? Chase down this jerk with my baby in hand and scream at him?

It makes me sad to know how inconsiderate others are. It's depressing to think about the world my kid(s) will live in.

30 years from now, how much more will narcissism have risen and compassion declined?

6 Thoughts :

Sarah September 24, 2012 at 4:55 AM  

Stuff like that infuriates me too. Just this morning my husband and I were talking about how disrespectful and inconsiderate our world and culture (and our kids' generation) is becoming. I guess there has always been narcissism and rudeness in our world, but so much more was expected from kids (manners, politeness, respect for people older than them, etc) in the past. It scares me too to think about what it's going to be like in 30 years when this generation grows up...at least we can ensure that our kids are raised to do what you did - to choose to SEE beyond themselves and show empathy.

Shannon September 24, 2012 at 8:24 AM  

Oooh, you made MY blood boil with that story. I think a lot of it stems from bad parenting. Not teaching your kids to respect adults and mind their P's and Q's. At least we know we can raise Taylor and Natalie to NOT be like them.

Sarah September 24, 2012 at 11:38 AM  

I probably would have run the guy down and slapped him across the face. What an ARSE! And I feel SO bad that the old man didn't have anyone with him to help him around the city. Please, thank you and general courtesy was BIG in my family growing up and we hope to instill that in our children as well.

marie September 24, 2012 at 10:58 PM  

I know,I know it's infuriating how oblivious people choose to be. I also get sad thinking of how inconsiderate others can be, but it just makes me want to be all the more aware and make my children aware that everywhere they look others are in need. If only of a kind word or smile, there are opportunities everywhere.

Mama September 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM  

You're totally right... it is a crazy world our babies are growing up in. I find a lot of people are very EXPECTANT and that enrages me... like they expect me to hold the door for them as I hold a baby on my hip and a 3 year old's hand... but sure, hold the door for me too. Woooof I am glad I got that off my chest! You should change your blog name to "come bitch on my couch!" You are so good at capturing what tons of other people are feeling!

Sean Marie September 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM  

I like the way you think! (Probably why I'm so obsessed with your blog.) I may just have to change it to that. ;) That's an awesome idea though, really!