Let’s call this a short dual-rant, even…
- “He/she/it is nice.” When I ask you what someone is like, and you say “he’s nice,” you have just told me nothing at all. Everyone is nice, with exceptions to bad moods or bad timing. I am sure Charles Manson was nice too, to some of his deatheaters. Tell me something real and stop using the word nice! Note: this is also true of fun. “How was it?” “Fun.” “DO YOU HAVE A DEATH WISH, KID, HOW DARE YOU USE THAT WORD TO MY FACE?!” Oh, and “interesting,” if you write. “Oh, this link is interesting!” “WHY, DAMN YOU, WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!?”
- “She is happy and that’s what matters” This one is a cultural artifact, I think. When a relationship between a guy and girl is clearly holistically bad for one of the parties involved, people ALWAYS move to hedonism as a defense for it. I’ll grant, for the sake of argument, that this person is happy in the relationship. How does that jive with the fact that the reason two people are in a relationship is not just for happiness’ sake? Get over it, she is happy. She would be happier if she wasn’t dating a guy who did shrooms every weekend. Stop being an idiot.
[Note: relationships exist for a reason, and that reason is to push you toward salvation. Being “happy” in the shallow, Western sense of the word is not moving you toward salvation. It may be moving you away. Marriage is the ultimate relationship, save yours with God. It isn’t just saying “hey, I like you alright, I guess I will deny my biology that makes me think mating with everyone around is a good idea, and whatever if you get old and crusty.” Noooooope! What marriage is is you saying “yes, I love you, and that means that I will trust you with some of the responsibility, as my best friend and most intimate confidant, of helping me reach The End That Never Ends. I trust you with lots more than little babies, newfound favorite person alive, because you will be one of the main reasons I do or do not get to Heaven.” Happiness has nothing to do with that truth, other than that it is the ultimate happiness and we are too short-sighted and dumb-aped to see true happiness today. Do not enter or continue a relationship because you are “happy” when there is some aspect of the relationship that is damaging you. You must do better than that, if you wish for your soul to shine like and with the Seraphim..]
K, I’m done. And now for something completely different… Real screenshots of Harry Potter, translated from Turkish in an illegal copy bought in Turkey:
With that, I’m signing off for the day. Too much vacationing to be done to laugh any harder at Fody.