So, I’m at the bus stop and there’s this guy, who is autistic and he approaches about three different adults—and asks them all how they were doing…just about everyone smiled and waved. Anyway, he gets to a lady that is holding a child, and the lady clinches her child even tighter when the guy approaches—and he asks how the lady was doing and she grunts and rolls her eyes. The child looks up at her mom and says, “That’s not nice, mommy.” And apologizes to the guy. The little girl had to be about 5 years old or so.
We can learn a lot from kids…and how kind the little girl was. She didn’t NEED a reason to be nice, she just was. As adults, we often get so wrapped up in how bad things are going, or how stressed we are, and then we treat random people like crap. Just be nice.
There is just enough bullshit to hold things together in this country. Bullshit is the glue, that binds us as a nation. Where would we be without our safe, familiar, American bullshit? Land of the free, home of the brave, the American dream, all men are equal, justice is blind, the press is free, your vote counts, business is honest, the good guys win, the police are on your side, God is watching you, your standard of living will never decline… and everything is going to be just fine— The official national bullshit story. I call it the American okie doke.
Every one, every one of those items is probably untrue at one level or another, but we believe them because they’re pounded into our heads from the time we’re children. That’s what they do with that kind of thing—pound it into the heads of kids, ‘cause they know the children are much too young to be able to muster an intellectual defense against a sophisticated idea like that, and they know that up to a certain age children believe everything their parents tell them. And as a result, they never learn to question things. Nobody questions things in this country anymore. Nobody questions it—everybody is too fat and happy. Everybody’s got a cell phone that’ll make pancakes and rub their balls now— Way too fucking prosperous for our own good. Way too fucking prosperous, Americans have been bought off and silenced by toys and gizmos.
And no one learns to question things.