Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My hatred for stupidity.

Unfortunately, this has to be short, sweet, and to the point tonight. I still have history homework and I have to shower. It's not okay to go two days without a shower -not in my book.

I think my hatred for stupidity has reached its peak. I find myself wanting to scream, 'DID YOU REALLY NOT THINK THAT THROUGH?' in many situations.

I wish that people would either recognize their potential to make a great contribution to a conversation, or just not contribute at all. Now, don't get me wrong, I understand that everybody has their 'moments'. We all laugh 'em off and move on. But, there are people out there that are just stupid. Like Ron White said, 'You can't fix stupid.' And you really can't. It almost makes me feel sorry for a second, and then I remember how old I am and that most of the people that I am hearing stupid things from are one year away from being legal adults. Is that not totally concerning to anyone else? I know that I'm not alone.

If you haven't noticed by now, I'm big on common sense and logical thinking. My experiences have made me this way and it is something that I try to value.

Today in math, I nearly lost it:
My teacher handed out our notes and as she began to write on the over-head she said, 'We're taking notes on Special Right Triangles.' So we did the first example of a special right triangle; she drew it on her paper and we calculated the lengths of its sides using the angles. We weren't focusing on the fact that we were working with right triangles, just to clarify, were we focusing on how to use the angles of right triangles to do other shit.
When we got to the second example, she drew the right triangle and asked the class, 'What do you notice about this triangle?'
A girl in my class, who doesn't think before she speaks, ever, answered, 'It's a right triangle.'


Thank you, so much. I had no idea that the triangle in the picture on our notes about Special Right Triangles, would be a right triangle. Holy crap.

I'm not sure why this bothers me as much as it does, but it really grinds my gears. I think that I subconsciously hold to the concept of everything serving a purpose and everything happening for a reason, so when people around me do things or say things for no reason, or without any reasoning behind it, I get frustrated.

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