posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 09:29 AM
originally posted by: HarbingerOfShadows
Just a random thought.
It is my opinion that.........if you cannot imagine something can be looked at in another light and still potentially be valid.
You're missing something.
That's putting it nicely. So, if I may...........
The people you're referring to are childish by nature. The understanding of other people and how to react to them in a mature fashion is missing. In
my experience of being around people like that, it's like having a bolt loose on a wheel. The wheel will wobble and will be a liability to the rest
of the apparatus that the wheel is on. In this case, the society in which they live. Usually though, you just tighten the bolt and all is well. In the
case of people though, we don't seem to have that option. When the bolt is loose it stays that way during their lifetime.
Understanding that people who are this way will always be this way makes it easier for the rest of us to avoid them like the plague. There is no
helping nor reasoning with them. The portion of their brain that is capable of reasoning is blank and void of life and other people cannot fill in
those blanks. They are the way "God" made them, every garden has weeds, and I believe there is a reason for that.
It tests the patience of everyone else and forces our maturity to another level that we would not be able to reach otherwise. In other words, they
serve as a learning apparatus for the rest of us. This way of looking at things is in tandem with other people who say that you cannot look at just
one thing and learn from it. You have to look at the big picture in order to get a full understanding of it.
Another part of the big picture here is understanding that many of these people don't handle their shortcoming very well. They will try to compensate
for it by deceiving others into thinking that they don't have this handicap. They do this by deriding and undermining what others do, or even trying
to control others into doing what they want. Some of these people even move up into professional positions where they are in charge of other people.
They didn't move up because of skill, but rather deception.
I knew someone once who was illiterate and he compensated for it in ways that would lead no one to think that he was illiterate. But he he was never
negative to other people. He wasn't a prick about it. The moral of that little story is that most illiterate people seem to have a better disposition
than those who don't fully understand how human nature works.
In short, life is too short to waste on people like that. Learn what you can from them and move on......leaving them in their own little dark corner
of the world.