Thursday, October 13, 2005

049: THE MANIPULATED LIVING

For those of you who aren’t fans, the title of today’s entry is a Donnie Darko reference. The term is from the fictional book in the film called The Philosophy of Time Travel and it's used to describe living people who exist in Donnie's tangent universe.

I choose to use the term in a different way here. To describe myself and many others like me.

It's when one person blatantly takes advantage of another person because of that persons attributes. This seems most prevalent when talking about stupid people. We live in a society overrun with stupidity and obviously stupid people. There are days when I consider myself to be one of them.

So I say to you, why should a stupid person be taken advantage of? Why should they be manipulated into doing something or feeling something they don’t necessarily want to?

My conscience won’t allow me to commit such an act.

For example, if I want my stupid mate to give me a lift into work tomorrow, I know that I can use guilt and a convincing argument to make him do exactly what I want.
It's a form of manipulation. But there's some part of my brain that prohibits me from doing this. Once again - the pitfalls of being a 'nice' guy.

Maybe intelligence = corruption?

Or those more intelligent than me are able to easily manipulate my feelings without remorse, without thinking about the moral or ethical ramifications.

An every day example of this is the guilt trip.

How many of you have been guilt tripped by mothers, partners, siblings and friends.
Just the other day I was guilt tripped expertly by a local midget.

So I've decided to form a resistance. A resistance of stupidity. It starts with one man and his ski jacket, right here, right now. I refuse to be easily manipulated! And I vow to be aware of it when someone is trying to do it to me. It's just downright unfair!!

Well that's my reason to hate existence for the day. Think I'll go find a place to lie down now.


You can destroy a man, but you cannot destroy an idea. The resistance lives on!




the end.

6 Comments:

Blogger Mel said...

I'm a bit worried, should I come to work on Friday to hold your hand? Shall we hug it out, biatch? :) We so have to do the join post.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Slim said...

LOL! You're special...and not in the retarded way either!

Hugs - definetly in order. Maybe it's the reaver on my desk that's making my antsy.

Yup, let's get jointly angry about a particular issue. Today's topic: Joss related ignorance!

8:39 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

Oh lordy! Don't get me started on that. I almost decked my brother because he hasn't seen past season 3 of Buffy (I know, he's retarded) or seen Angel (I know, dude) and he thinks this is enough for him to talk shit about the shows. Makes me mad when people do have the facts, don't know what the fark they are talking about but they open their yaps and sully my air with their ignorance. GRRRRR...bigtime pirating baby.
You brought the Reaver in? And I'm not there to sweat over it? Damn me! Hugs sweetbuns..

9:26 AM  
Blogger Slim said...

*blushes* "Buns!"

Yup the reaver is yelling and screaming all over my desk! I had to explain it to several people already.

Ignorance of Angel - I cannot forgive. It's impossible to judge that show without giving it a chance!!

I'm so angry, I could gather up the angry remnants of teh office and form a torch weilding mob!!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

Torch weilding mob ... I'd be in your posse babe, tuesday.. fun day. :)

10:04 AM  
Blogger mocushile said...

I completely understand what u mean
mainuplation by someone u respect appeciate and someone u love hurts

as you will doing it even though yu know they are using guilt trips to make their wishes yr command

yr notes reminds me of the song killing me softly .. I ve lived a past were guilt trips and mind games were peoples way to get to what ever they want.. but as u said viva le resistance...
in short to my essay I hear ya babes I hear ya

9:34 AM  

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