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Name: Max Power
Location: United States
Expertise: keepin it real
Occupation: Veterinary Technician
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|I've been really bothered by a concept I've been seeing a lot lately. People love to talk about overcoming oppression because of the way they are, but then proceed to do the same thing to a different type of person. If you're fat, don't raise your self-esteem by bashing skinny people. If you're gay, don't throw stones at religious people to make yourself feel better about being made fun of. If you're nerdy, don't boast yourself by demeaning athletic people. And if you're a christian, don't try to justify yourself by talking down to atheists.|
I think the majority of us would agree that it was never okay for anyone to attack you for these things in the first place. But, by employing this kind of tactic, you accomplish nothing more than to become just as bad as those you hate.
|So, here I am researching this horse breed on which I have to write a paper. In my research, I came across a list of important horses of that particular breed. I found one that had served in the American Civil War whose name was..... wait for this......... Black Dick. I say, that must have been some horse.|
I was tempted to make a joke about it in my paper, but I thought it was a little too unprofessional. I also thought about researching further into the horse just for an excuse to talk about him in the paper. But, I'm terrified to see what will come up if I try to Google his name.
|Oh, Valentine's Day. The whiniest day of the year. It's the most beloved holiday to hate. Everyone has their argument against it.|
"Valentine's Day was invented by Hallmark to make more money."
The Hallmark company was founded in the year 1910. Valentine's Day dates back to the Roman Empire. Apparently Hallmark also founded time travel.
"It's so stupid to pick one day out of the year to show your loved one you care about them. You should show them every day."
Yeah, you should show them every day. But, I guess some of us feel that the one we love is so important they deserve a holiday dedicated to them, just like Mother's/Father's day or Veteran's Day. I bet your loved one wishes they were that important to you. Don't use "I appreciate you every day" as an excuse to get out of doing something special for them on Valentine's Day.
"Valentine's Day discriminates against single people."
Just because a holiday doesn't celebrate you doesn't mean it's a bad holiday, you selfish pig. Instead of crying about how the world isn't revolving around you, be happy for those who have reason to celebrate. It's good that there is love in the world. Take joy it it. Otherwise, your life is gonna continue to suck. Bad.
"Valentine's Day makes people feel obligated to spend too much money puts pressure on them to do something special."
If your loved one is the type of person who would be unhappy that you didn't spend enough money on them, you need to find someone new. It's as simple as that. If two people are in love, it won't take much to make each other feel appreciated. Simple gestures are all that is needed in a mature relationship.
Those are some of the most common ones I hear every year. I'm sure there are plenty of other complaints about this, the day of our celebration of love. If you have some, feel free to share, and I'll tell you why they're stupid as well.
I'm gonna start a band called Spazmodic Colic.
|I loaded frozen dead bodies into a crematorium, did heartworm tests on a dog that looked like an aspca commercial and a dog with only one eye, and loved up on a really sweet mastiff that was scheduled to be euthanized because he had killed another dog. Just one day working in a shelter I got a good idea of just what I have been getting myself into. It broke my heart like it's never been broken before to be a part of what goes on behind the scenes. Most people don't realize what it's like back there. Thankfully, instead of deterring me from what I thought I wanted, it gave me even more of a passion toward my goal. Those animals need me. I have to do everything I can to help them.|