Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
You see that's a perfect example of why I believe the intelligence level of most people in this country is not very high. This is the kind of
crap they conversate about...
"Oh, did you hear that slamming new beat by, yada yada?" Who cares? I certainly don't. Yeah, it takes a lot of intelligence to discuss video games
and record sales.
ARGH! I lost my post!
(Yes, SpittinCobra would tell me I should have written in notepad or word-then I could've spell checked as well...I know...I know...but I didn't!
and now I lost my entire reply!!!!!! ARGH!!!!)
Anyway, SpeakerOfTruth, I have a confession: I do enjoy music-alot. I enjoy discussing it as well at times. I am guilty of posting about what I call
compromised music and the road to it and rammifications of it, on a thread about Metallica. But I don't worship Metallica, I just enjoy music and
discussing it at times.
I believe, and I hope I am right, that this would be different than the trivia of music-talk you speak of.
I actually envy musicians to be truthful-not wanting to be them, or emulate them- I envy their talent and venue of expession.
Anyway, that confession aside, thanks for understanding my frustration on the one aspect of trivial pursuits in my post.
It would have taken an entire day and 5 posts to encompass all I could have and wanted to rant about at that moment, or want people to shut up
about...but I chose trivia pursiut in general because it was closest to the surface at the time.
Especially while coming here trying to escape my friends, and the world of trivial pursuits and find the refuge I expect here-and feeling ATS failed
me-but I didn't want to do an anti-ATS or anti-ATSer rant and attack anyone in particular or ATS as an undeserved whole. I respect ATS and the 3
Amigos and Admin too much for that, so I generalized my rant more by specifying the trivial pursuiters in general in life.
It's just hard and annoying because besides going through deep and existential dielemmas in my life, and having them unknown, underestimated, or
prioritized less important than the trivial pursuits of others- such as celebrity worship or obsession with the accumulation of wealth-both individual
problems of the only two people I've chosen to allowed or sought to be my "friends" IRL...
there was the complete irritating hell of coming to ATS looking for intelligent and entertaining education and distraction as I have over the
years...but instead finding the same trivial pursuits-even from those whom I respect here! Celebrity news and gossip even!
"ARGH! What has happened?" I wondered. Yes, I've just recently registered here, but I was led to ATS many a time doing a generic search or
Googling a subject of interest, so I've read plenty here. I don't know, maybe I'm just touchy right now, or expect too much from ATS in general.
So, anyway, that discovery of the trivia here, especially by those whom I may have admired in the past, plus the annoying same old tired arguements
happening here, by the same people, in the same annoying, baiting, thick-headed ways...ARGH!
Or to see new and different people begining those same threads using the same old tactics and approaching the same tired subjects in the same
inflamatory ways...for points or for getting off on trying to "one-up" and discredit another for their personal beliefs-whatever they may be-It just
set me off.
It pushed me over the edge. ATS/BTS is a refuge for me and I wanted to escape the usual trivial pursuits of the world in this refuge, but instead I
found it here. It was so disillusioning. So irritating. Top it off with the ignorant arguements...and I just wanted to say SHUT UP to everyone,
especially reading the rehashed regurgitated hateful baiting posts.
I admit, I've allowed myself to be suckered into posting on a few of those threads, but I'm not disrespectful/ inflamatory enough to keep up with