If you know me well enough, you know that I actually don’t get mad or sad easily. Despite the fact that they almost discontinued Twinkies, despite the fact that poverty is still very much alive, and despite the fact that women still get paid less than men. So yeah, I’m pretty hardcore. And as there are so many people with the intelligence level of a guava present today, I’ll admit--it is SERIOUSLY hard.
In this day and age, it’s very easy to be stupid. And although many of you are thinking that I mean intelligence wise, but zilch, tiger buddy.
I mean the adulterated second grader definition of “stupid”. The annoying, jerky, goldfish stealing, swing stealing, just “go jump in a ocean with a fish outfit on” type of stupid. And that comes around A LOT.
Now, the first step to dealing with stupids is identifying them. Stupids are usually very irritating, disrespectful, illogical, and seem to have very low self esteem. They prey on people’s kindness and always pay close attention to what people say---most likely so they can use it against them.
The second step is to decide how this stupid is stupid. Does he or she make racist remarks? Do they constantly disagree just to disagree? Does anybody hate this stupid, or are you just stupid? These are all multiple ways to approach a stupid. Find the root cause of their stupidity, and how it affects you. Then, calmly convince yourself to put the tree down and not headbutt them with it. Be patient, young almond biscotti.
The third step is to accept this stupid. Realize that manslaughter is illegal and that by letting the stupid affect you with their words is just, well, stupid. The best way to deal with this person (assuming it’s a person and not a piece of naan), is to realize that they are only hurting you because you have given them the power to. At the end of the day, you are in control of if you repeatedly bang your head on a watermelon in a desperate attempt to kill yourself. Newton can be wrong. This person’s actions don’t always deserve a reaction; it doesn’t even have to be of equal force, forget greater force.
All in all, don’t get mad easily. Don’t give people so much power over you, as they’re all peasants. Who cares about them? Not you. Not your momma. Not your door knob.
I’m going to leave you all with one last piece of advice: make the idea of you being mad an occasion. Don’t always raise your voice, improve your argument. Consider the effect of your words on other people; especially if you need them on your side.
With that being said, dueces,