You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world.  You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Imagine that you could line up all the idiots in the world in rank order, with the most idiotic at the head of the line and the least idiotic at the tail.  I submit to you that we would all be somewhere in that line.  Being closer to the tail end of the line is of little consolation, because after all, this is a line of idiots, and you are in it.  Some of you will refuse to believe that you belong in this line, but rest assured, there is a place reserved for you near the head of the line.  You might even be convinced that there is a line for smart people somewhere, and that you rightfully belong in that line instead.  There is such a line, but it's the same line you are standing in - you need only view it in reverse rank order.  But by viewing it in this way, you simply choose to aggrandize your self-importance, essentially choosing arrogance over humility.  Humans often do that, you know.  So if you disagree with something I write, think it over carefully and please take the time to enlighten me as to why you disagree.  Your feedback is actually one of the ways that I change my position in the line.  Amazingly enough, it's also one of the ways that you change your position in the line.  Note that I didn't say whether our rankings improve or worsen.  And if enlightening me is too much trouble, you can surely take comfort in pointing out that I must be an idiot.  Humans often do that, you know.

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