[identity profile] clauderainsrm.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] therealljidol
That person posting about the evils of bombing Syria is the same person who once told me that the NFL is rigged and all games are predetermined.

That person who thinks Trump is doing a great job is the same person who once notably told me that she didn't think women should be allowed to vote.

The person on the front lines, making life or death decisions, can't figure out how to set up their background on their IPhone.

I had a bunch more personal examples, of people I know - but I thought that was enough to get to my point, which is "People are idiots".

It doesn't matter how many "You are so smart!!!" responses they can from people who agree with them.

That's something that I have to keep reminding myself about. There are people who *are* experts in their fields, and who also possess the ability to be able to explain those things to the rest of us. Those folks are golden. The rest of us? Talking out of our asses. Sometimes we can repeat the things we've heard, and those sources will be good. But it's still a lot of throwing thoughts out there on the wall and seeing what will stick.

I'm mostly posting this for myself, as a reminder. Because I keep reading posts/opinion articles/comments and I keep staring going "That's not true at ALL..." (based on the things I *do* know), but because it fits what other folks are already feeling, they swarm over with the "YES!!!!" I need to remind myself that other people have opinions about stuff, but at the end of the day, that's all they are - opinions. Some are going to be more right than others. And when someone *is* right about one thing doesn't mean that they are right about anything else.

The guy writing this once wore one dress shoe, and one tennis shoe, to work and didn't notice until about midday. He's probably the biggest idiot of them all. Which is something else that is worth remembering.

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A fact that I can tell you is that the place to post this week's entries is http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1001426.html so hopefully current contestants are doing that.

Anyone wishing to Home Game can post it in the Green Room.

Date: 2017-04-07 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] murielle.livejournal.com
First!

Gary I agree wholeheartedly.

Date: 2017-04-07 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] murielle.livejournal.com
Because I'm an idiot too. And this is what idiots do. 😁. Glad you got the corn. I'll go see if I can grow you more. LOL!
Edited Date: 2017-04-07 03:15 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-07 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xo-kizzy-xo.livejournal.com
I finally figured out that I have to change my password here yet again to crosspost :p

I've been otherwise keeping quiet about the whole LJ thing. People have their opinions. Some are more suspectible to panic than others. A lot of people IMHO tend to make blanket statements without either recognizing and/or accepting and/or knowing the facts. I just nod and smile because, hey, what else can I do? Any amount of convincing them to change their minds may be be fraught with drama, and frankly I'm past all that.

I didn't sleep well last night. This always happens when I'm off the next day. Bah.

Date: 2017-04-07 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flipflop-diva.livejournal.com
On the flip side, just cuz someone is wrong about one thing doesn't mean they are wrong about everything. Except for maybe the person in your examples who thinks Trump is doing a good job. They sound like the type of person that just might be wrong about everything :)

The other day I put on a pair of shorts, went outside for a while, came in a few hours later and realized there had been a huge hole in the butt the entire time. Really hope none of my neighbors saw that!



Date: 2017-04-07 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d0gs.livejournal.com
On the flip side, just cuz someone is wrong about one thing doesn't mean they are wrong about everything. Except for maybe the person in your examples who thinks Trump is doing a good job. They sound like the type of person that just might be wrong about everything :) You basically stated my thoughts with this!

Date: 2017-04-07 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lordrexfear.livejournal.com
On a side note it amazes me how thare smart people who who are complete idiots.
By smart I ean they have the ability and intelligence to do projects and have skills to complete very difficult tasks and yet also seem to be complete idiots. It makes you wonder how they can figure out how to do this, but can not do THAT in anyway.

Date: 2017-04-07 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d0gs.livejournal.com
I encounter those people a lot and ask the same question.

Date: 2017-04-08 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lordrexfear.livejournal.com
Like me.... oh my god the typos.

Shoot me with a spoon.

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