When do people, as whole, start being grown ups? As in: Start taking responsibility for their own actions and feelings, understand what is socially acceptable and polite, respond to RSVPs, say thank you, apologize occasionally? Is this the great unicorn of human existence? Are we doomed to wander as pseudo-toddlers for all eternity? I’m sure there are some higher evolved humans who have mastered at least some of these things.
In a related rhetorical rant-question: Why are cliches so unavoidable? It’s like we see a big flashing sign in the sky that says, “Don’t be that guy!!” and we keep repeating it to ourselves, don’t be that guy, don’t be that guy, don’t be that guy… until somehow the words get twisted into “be that guy, be that guy, be that guy.” And before you know it, damnit! WE ARE THAT GUY. Being entirely original is obnoxious but jesus, maybe as a whole we could cool it on the Lifetime Movies, Days of Our Lives, non-reality-reality.
People are the worst. It’s too bad we’re one of them.
Care to share what’s got your goat lately?