Sunday, October 14, 2012

The entertainment industry is thriving

At least according to this random blog, the entertainment industry has been growing by leaps and bounds in the last decade.  Thus, their efforts to bribe Congress to pass corporate sponsored censorship laws is not only immoral because it infringes on the human rights of every American, but is also immoral because it is completely unnecessary--it's just greed.

You know, I understand how people feel when they own things.  You have a proprietary feeling about it.  But...

I was in the grocery store the other day, and I was watching this young woman walking toward me, staring at her phone as she walked.  She was also wearing these like paper shoes or something--no traction whatsoever.  There was a spill of some liquid in the aisle between us.  Before I could figure out how to warn her in some socially acceptable fashion in the crowded supermarket, she slipped and fell into the spill--soaking much of her clothes.

I offered to help her up, but I'll never forget the look of offense on her face.  She didn't even move to get up on her own--she was frozen in shock and anger.  How could this happen to her?  Someone must pay!  She clearly intended to hold the store responsible.

But you know, maybe she should have considered watching where she was going instead of staring at her phone like a damn fool.  It's a simple rule--if you are locomoting, you need to watch where you are going and pay attention to what is going on around you.

Point being, the world doesn't owe you shit.  It is up to you to equip yourself to survive and thrive in the world that you find yourself in.  Trying to change the human rules so that the world serves you may make you feel good, but it doesn't change the laws of physics.  If you expect the grocery store to be responsible for remaining upright, or if you expect Congress to protect your business model, you are only setting yourself up for wet slips.

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