Hi, I’m David and here’s a thing: I don’t really care about most things, but certainly not about anything that doesn’t affect me directly. If something doesn’t get me drunk, taste nice or do pleasing things to the lower half of my body then it scarcely crosses my greedy little radar. And I feel awful about it, or I would if I gave a shit, which we’ve established I don’t.
But some of you do, and I follow many of you in entertaining bite sized portions on the internet, or “twitter” if you will. And it’s often a treat, glimpsing through the curtains at your little hootenanny of emotions and I’m envious (in theory) of your passion.
But for the most part, does it not seem massively misplaced? I think so, and I’d like to not have a debate about it at all. Nor would I like to give any examples.
Because I want to come from a place of nuance and prefer not to lump myself in with any linear belief system, since I’m old enough and wise enough to know that I’m neither old nor wise enough to follow or create an infallible belief system. So I choose nuance, for the time being at least.
My point, I suppose, if I have one is that I’m tired of watching the people who do care do so in all the little nooks and crannies of big, ridiculous beliefs. In the form of this vs that, conservatism vs liberalism, Coke vs Pepsi. The red team versus the blue team.
“You said this, so you’re a this. And because I’m a this I disagree with you for being a this, but some people who are the same this as me aren’t this enough, so I disagree with those too”
This is clearly an incomplete thought, but is the shovel in the ground for something I’ve been rolling round my mind like bubblegum for ages and I may see where it goes in the future. Or not.
And I recognise I’ve taken a cowardly position arguing from outside the tents about what those inside are doing, but I can’t come in to either with a straight face. Plus I’m boring myself up on a soap box and I’ve just realised if you’d written this I wouldn’t have read it. Unless it was about me. That’d be sweet.