[livejournal.com profile] fandom_muses: Topic 25 - Pet Peeves

Jun. 14th, 2006 02:55 pm
pez_love: (Jarod Ice Cream)
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You want to know what really bothers me? People who think everyone else is stupid.

I encounter them frequently, more often than I’d like to...almost every week, if you want to know the truth. And in every single person I’ve made pay for the suffering they’ve caused? It’s always the same...they think that people are idiots. That bothers me, and not just because it’s flat-out mean spirited. It bothers me because it’s simply not true.

I know I’ve only been out in the world for a handful of years...but I know people. And they’re not stupid, not a single one of them. It’s the people I go after that fall into that category, because they allow themselves to be deceived by their own arrogance. They mistake the kindness in others for weakness, and faith for gullibility. They capitalize on the basic goodness that’s in all of us and taint it by letting it serve their own selfish purposes. Above all, they think people are dumb because they believe they’re smarter...they don’t think anyone else can top them when it comes to brains.

They’re wrong...because there’s *always* someone out there who’s better, smarter. And usually? That person is me.

I’m not saying that to be arrogant, it’s just a fact...but even that fact can change. Notice I didn’t say it’s always me, because it’s not. I know what I am, but I also know that there can always be someone else a step ahead.

I never assume people are stupid...I know better than that.

And if you think that makes *me* stupid? Look over your shoulder...because somewhere out there, someone’s probably thinking the exact same thing about *you.*

Muse: Jarod
Fandom: The Pretender
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