Lately, I've been feeling like a total snob, because there are some people that I really just don't want to fucking talk to. I find them boring. Not you, but them.
I'm not the type of person that really gets bored. Not anymore, anyway. It's this thing I'm trying. Not really a new thing, more of a "for the past few years" thing that I don't know if I've ever said out loud.
"Only boring people get bored," right? So if I ever feel the onslaught of boredom, I am going to just fucking do something instead of sitting around grumbling, "I'm bored." It holds hands with "just do whatever makes the better story," which is probably my second favorite piece of advice, right after the classic Tolkien, "Not all those who wander are lost."
Lately, people are boring. Is it me, or them? I feel guilty labeling someone as boring, but it can't be avoided. There are people out there that think I'm boring. Don't know who they are, but I'm sure they're out there, existing, being bored by me.
But Meems inadvertently reminded me that I don't talk to people who aren't shiny, and lately there's all these people that aren't shiny and I'm trying to be all nice because everyone deserves a chance, but fuck it, I'm going to take that unnecessary stand of snobbery for my own sanity and just not hang around the boring ones.
I mean, there must be balance. There must be squirrels and sheep, and there must be lots of 'em, and they must be boring. Makes room for the shiny ones.
I just hope I'm not becoming one of them.
LATER EDIT 7.22.09: Man, the more I read this, the more I hate it. "I'm not the type of person that really gets bored"? I sound like a dick. I try hard not to typify myself like that, not directly, not because I'm putting myself in a category, but because it means that the category exists in the first place in a place of elitism, and that I am one of the few who dwells there. Fuck, I can't stand that high-minded crap. It annoys me when other people do that, and now I'm doing it too.
But I am a big fan of personality quizzes. They just give me a chance to talk about me. Go figure.