“Opinions are like assholes and everybody has one.”
I am sure everyone has encountered an individual who is hell bent on sharing “advice” pointing out how wrong you are either in your own opinions or the way you do something. There are so many in this world who cannot possibly fathom a grey area existing and will argue or lecture for hours if permitted to make you see that their way is -in fact- the right way.
Fellow Scatterbrains I would like to introduce you to, Dick. He has opinions…so many opinions and he will not be ignored. In Dick’s opinion you are either right (agreeing with him) or wrong (disagreeing) and there is no “agree to disagree” with Dick…oh no. He will argue his case until the very last breath falls from his lungs, he is blue in the face, and is feeling heart palpitations. -Don’t die, Dick-
Dick has a perfect life and you can tell it by his mid-grade desk job, his stick figure mini-van family, and his semi-awesome house that he has problems paying for… On the surface he is a respected, Dick, always sharing his insight with others like-minded to him and happily maintaining a blind existence to anything other than his normal, average, everyday life of working in his cubicle and then returning home for Monday night football and a 12 pack with “the boys”.
Dick is so incredibly proud of who he is that he also feels he should talk to, instruct, and give advice to those he feels are lesser than him -but- he only offers his two cents. Usually his advice is posted indirectly on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media outlet with a large audience of like-minded dicks who will throw the likes onto the board agreeing with his garble. His famous quote this week is,
“I don’t understand lazy people who wont work. Just get off your ass and get a job.”
Well, Dick! You may be getting applauded by other closed minded individuals but do you realize that those of us who do not answer are looking at your post and thinking about how big of a pompous asshole you are? I mean, yeah, it’s a free country. You are protected and it is your right to make yourself look like a complete idiot if you so choose to posses that characteristic, but do you? Really? You choose this image for yourself? What would Jesus think, Dick? -tsk tsk-
Dick has a desk job and the power to hire as well as fire people. He is the boss. Dick has pull -pun intended- but he never uses his powers for good. You see…it is easy for him to make such comments on the intronets and never ever think about repercussions for his actions because Dick doesn’t care that those underneath him have feelings. After-all those who don’t work are lazy and to Dick…they don’t deserve his sympathy.
The reality is that there are so many people in this world who are just like Dick. They spout off opinions on what you are, who you are, and who they think you are without a second thought that they may just be wrong about the person they are passing judgment upon. The worst part about this is that dicks offer said opinions without offering up any kind of substantial advice or solution. In other words the Dicks of the world just want to spew word vomit from the throat, to the mouth, and out of the lips in an effort to hear themselves speak.
Dick offers absolutely nothing to this world but an opinion…and….we all have them.
The lesson in this post is to spend less time judging others…like a Dick…and more time loving and understanding others…