|Comments on Tuesday 18 February 2003:|
|Insanity - nearby counties in America (and possibly ours too) have laws that you must clear snow off the sidewalk outside your house. I didn't know this until there was a news announcement, last night, that Montgomery Country was waiving those laws because there was too much snow for it to be practical. A $50 fine if you don't comply. So we pay taxes to maintain streets and such, then we have to do it ourselves anyway. And we pay the compulsory homeowners' association fees so that they can be the ones who fine us for not clearing snow or cutting our grass to the county-mandated length. Of course, it's necessary, because Americans are too fuckheaded to do anything out of non-compulsory politeness or pleasantness. As demonstrated by the people in the subway station the other night, using two of the four phones for a full three hours, to talk about meaningless stuff, while others queued to make emergency contact. Grarh.
|"...because Americans are too fuckheaded to do anything out of non-compulsory politeness or pleasantness."|
I've analyzed myself doing this: Thinking of helping someone and then worrying that I'm invading their privacy -or that I appear as if making inappropriate gestures (aka flirting, conning, ect.) I think it relates to eye contact, and Americans’ general lack there of. The whole society has moved to individual isolationism -"my family, my life." Returning to a true "society" based on community and working together will have many obstacles in the age of rage we seem to have entered.
|I really do agree w/the fact that most of society is so worried about what they'de look like rather than freely having any kind of rights,most would rather be shit on and told they smell good though its not true because they're told &led to believe it,damn zombies,keep up the good work...|
|Helping sucks. It wastes your time.|
|I would never suggest just *helping*, but doing stuff that benefits everyone, including yourself, is good. Or helping someone who has skills you don't who can help you in return later.|
|Well, it's true, we Americans are quite the selfcentered idiots aren't we. Fortunately, I'm one who sees this, and is willing to admit to it. I believe in doing things the way Raven stated, "...doing stuff that benefits everyone, including yourself,...helping someone who has skills you don't who can help you in return later." Only when we all start doing this, can the world truely start to find total peace.|