29 Jan 2001 duff   » (Journeyer)

Well, I haven't written anything here in a while, but since I have these fleeting thoughts all the time, I decided that I might as well put them here rather than forgetting them :-)

Today I heard on the radio about a new song from Alice Cooper called something like "The Little Things" (I don't remember the exact title). They interviewed Alice and asked him what the song was about and he said he was trying to capture the idea that it's the little things that piss people off (the example he used was when someone cuts you off in traffic , you get all pissed off and want to kill them) while the big things go relatively ignored (global polution for instance)

I think Alice Cooper is on the money about society. Many people are just selfish and ignorant and do not take responsibility for themselves. People get angry when cut off because an injustice was done to them. Forget that people make mistakes and that sometimes it's not even their fault. Forget that there are bigger problems in the world that affect us all. Forget this world doesn't need anymore anger or violence.

To paraphrase Larry Wall (who was probably paraphrasing someone else), "Be strict in your actions, but liberal in your reactions"

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