In Other News

It is a sweaty armpit of a day out there.  Yuck.

But on my way to lunch, I realized something.

And here it is.

I come from a long line of unacknowledged assholes.  Even the folks who I’ve been convinced were the best folks on the planet, were, with the exception of my Grandpa Bob, kind of jerks.

Many of the questions of my existence have revolved around “If [person x] were so great, how could she or he have stood by while [person y] did [some stupid ass or atrocious thing]?”

Well, America, the truth is, they weren’t so great.

I don’t know why, but knowing that, really knowing it it my heart, feels like a massive weight has been lifted.  I can’t explain it, but there it is.  Really knowing that they weren’t so great is awesome.

They were just some people.  And they did some asshole things because they were kind of jerks.

So, there you go.

They also did some really awesome and very sweet things, too.

I don’t know.  Do you see what I’m saying?  I feel like I set something down that had been troubling me.

It’s not the most important epiphany in the history of the world, but it makes me happy.

3 thoughts on “In Other News

  1. Why am I envisioning this as a “why is Cousin Helios driving so close to the ground and making us all so uncomfortable? There’s just no excuse for that kind of thing, I don’t care if he is a god,” kind of breakthough?

  2. I totally know what you mean. Its like one of those pictures that shows how small Earth is in relation to the whole universe, and you finally understand that what you’re going through has happened many times over to millions of other people before you. Not to make life any less significant, it just makes it a little less stressful.

  3. Yes, exactly. It’s like “Aha, they really were just ordinary people, in spite of the excellent pr that would have suggested otherwise.”

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