Alright so being a huge fan of history and all that jazz my title today is aptly titled.
First, lets talk about the famous saying "When in Rome...do as the Romans do".
Well I've got news for you people: this is not Rome.
We do not have to "Do what the Romans do".
We are not sheep.
We are not mindless lemmings.
Now why might I say something like this??
Hmmmm I dunno......could it possibly be that I have come to notice that stupidity is contagious amongst stupid people??
Why yes, that is exactly the reason why.
Stupid people help other stupid people be more stupid.
Or as I like to say "Stupid is as stupid does"
And stupid people is something we could all use a little less of in our lives.
Consider these two examples to understand how this process works:
- A person is driving along and sees someone in front of them who abruptly changes lanes without signaling and speeds up. This angers them.
-This person then ends up stuck behind a piece of junk 2007 "Mazda Molasses" that is moving as fast as it's name implies on the highway. This angers them.
-Thus they abruptly change lanes and speed up without signaling because--after all-- that is clearly now acceptable because they saw the person before them just do the same thing.This angers everyone who is not stupid.
-Thus stupidity spawns stupidity, and is caused by stupidity that was present in the moron driving the Mazda.
- A group of 5 people are sitting at a table in a restaurant. One of these people has an extremely loud voice that sounds like the mating call of a beluga whale. This is annoying.
-This one person then yells out their conversation to the rest of the table interspersed with "OMG IT WAS SO FUNNAYYYYY and SO THEN THE OTHER DAY I TOLD MY DAUGHTER BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH". This is even more annoying.
-She is being so loud in her conversation that her friends feel a little overpowered and think that she must be talking loudly because the surrounding restaurant is really loud. This is untrue.
-Her friends then all increase their voices until it sounds like a posse of wailing banshees stuffing their faces with food. The waitress does absolutely nothing and acts like it is completely normal. This is infuriating.
-Thus stupidity spawns stupidity, and is caused by stupidity in the moron waitress who failed to inform the lady that she is yelling like a fire marshal.
Just because somebody else does something or acts a certain way does NOT mean that you are entitled to do the same thing.
Nor does it mean that it is the proper or right thing to do.
The excuse "Well they did it" is absolute garbage.
This is not Rome. We do not do as the Romans do.
In fact, "When in Rome, you should punch a Roman in the face."
That way, there will be less stupid people in Rome.
And we all know how much we hate stupid people.
That is all.