Don’t Be A Hero

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Social Resistance

“Internet arguments are like the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you’re still a retard.”
~ Source Unknown…to me.

“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.”
~ Dale Carnegie? Prolly…not sure…can’t be bothered to check.

“Don’t argue with idiots. You might catch stupid.”
~ Khatzumoto (I love this guy!)

In the doctrines of the AJATT cult…oh…wait…baby steps…baby steps. Here on AJATT (a secular and totally above-board site with no present or future intentions to use mind control on you in order to secure both bling and the favors of womenfolk) there are two types of “not-being-a-hero”.

  1. Type 1: Doing easy things. No boring materials. No SRS binge/purge.
  2. Type 2: Not trying to be effing Black Jack.

Today we shall discuss the latter type — type 2.

Executive summary: don’t be a hero.

When you’re watching TV, and you see someone suffering from a treatable form of blindness, do you get up from the sofa, board your motor vehicle, drive to their house and proceed to operate on their eyes? You know, to heal them?

No. Why? Because either

(a) You’re not an eye surgeon, or

(b) You are an eye surgeon, but it’s not your problem, so screw it. Besides, those stingy motherlovers probably wouldn’t pay you any money. Forget that. You didn’t spend 7 years and 6 figures on med school just to perform free surgery on ungrateful — and unwilling (!) — patients.

So, but, then, so…why…when someone has mental blindness — when someone can’t see your vision — why are you suddenly an expert? Where do you suddenly get all this expertise? Why do you have to heal them? What, you read bit of Tony Robbins and Malcolm Gladwell and Richard Bandler and suddenly you’re ready to take the scalpel to their mind’s eye? I mean, seriously — do you go around giving people pap smears because you read all about it in Cosmo?

You are not a mental eye surgeon. Stop trying to heal the mentally blind. Even if you were mental eye surgeon, you don’t have their consent.

Maybe people around you are all: “you’re [insert non-East Asian ethnic group], what business have you learning [Japanese]??!?! Do you think you’re better than us? Are you too good for our native language?”.

The correct answer to all those toolish questions is “yes”.

  • “What business do you have learning Japanese?” — Yes.
  • “Do you think you’re better than us?” — Yes[, I am better than anyone provincial and bigoted enough to ask a question as retarded, I mean, special needs, as that].
  • “Are you too good for our native language?” — Yes[, I am too sexy to be with just one language. My eyes, fingers and tongue like to wander. You, my friend, are just going to have to grow some groin hair and get used it, because the pimping cannot be stopped; it can only be contained].

OK I’m being facetious. And ribald. I’m growing into potty humor (not going very well so far). My point is, our fictional heckler is sick. Sick in the head. Sick in the mental eyes. He can’t see your vision. But you know what? You’re not a surgeon. And even if you were…screw it. Fuggedaboutit. Mentally blind people were here before you’re born, and they’ll be here after you die. Don’t you see? They like being blind! It works well for them.

Let reality, the greatest surgeon of all, heal the hecklers. The fact is that anyone who plays with Japanese often enough will eventually get used to it. That’s just…that’s just simple arithmetic; that’s just how nature works. Now, the mentally sighted can see this fact quite clearly. The mentally blind and myopic cannot. Don’t try to fix their eyes; you don’t have the skill — and even if you did, they’re not paying you enough. In fact, I imagine they’re not paying you anything.

Seriously, though, think about it for a second — people should be paying you money to set them right; if they aren’t, then you should take your time and skill and use it elsewhere. Life is too short to not get repaid for good deeds 😛 . Besides, treating patients against their will is just going to get you sued for malpractice. Plus they’d probably kick and scream so much that you’d end up getting stabbed somewhere, and then maybe you would be needing eye surgery.

Don’t fight. Don’t argue. Don’t do it. It won’t work and they’re not paying you for the time. Work on building a new reality, and let that reality heal them (hands-free — no intervention from you required)!

That is all.

PS: I was just kidding about the mind control cult/womenfolk/bling thing. I will get round to that eventually; I just have to build up to it more gradually…

PPS: Haha…I mean…

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  9 comments for “Don’t Be A Hero

  1. watt
    September 19, 2010 at 02:49

    The Special Olympics joke is my favorite. Good job on taking the retards down a notch. They’re always so cocky.

  2. Sandra
    September 19, 2010 at 04:03

    Hi Khatzumoto 😀
    Your blog is really interesting for me and I agree with you about a sort of “I conquer the world project”, or a cult of Your Person. But sometimes I think it could be more interesting for me to convert you to MY cult. I wanna try to use your tactics against you. So, hurry up! I need your suggestion è_é Bye 😀 Keep on writing for all us 😀

  3. September 19, 2010 at 06:45

    1) Thank you for linking to the binge/purge thread, I hadn’t read it and it’s brilliant
    2) I have the strongest urge to say “Khatz is worth more bling than Mr T has in his car trunk”
    3) Khatz Khatz Khatz Khatz

    … jk

    or am I

  4. September 19, 2010 at 18:24

    Funny and profound as usual ! I like your writing – and humor – very much. Have you ever thought about writing a book ? 🙂 (As in a real one with hard cover or .pdf style)

  5. September 19, 2010 at 22:34

    You’re so WRONG in this post and I’m going to *prove* it to you!

    That is, if I had the time, honestly, instead of arguing about stupid things, you could be spending that time playing FFVII in Japanese, or SRS, or watching Kimutaku pretend to be a blind samurai.

    This falls into the Nike category 🙂

  6. September 20, 2010 at 05:54

    I like the Yes Method.

  7. David
    September 20, 2010 at 10:07

    dude, this post pwned hard!

  8. Michel
    September 21, 2010 at 07:26

    Your post made me think… and I thank you for it. A while ago, I watched a comedy/documentary/movie on religion called Religulous. I thought some of the arguments in the movie made sense, such as how the non believers never voice their opinion and end up staying a silent minority who has to go in hiding whenever the subject comes up (in most countries including mine, it’s still like that). I decided that I would not stay silent about my non-beliefs, even if its going to shock the believers who are used to my silence about such questions. Atheism is a taboo and it shouldn’t be. So far, so good.

    I then got into many discussions about it, trying to be genuine, and trying to generate discussion between intelligent people, believers and non-believers. Each camp brought interesting points.

    But then, it turned out to be a bigger issue than I had expected… the forum post now has 26000 views and thousands of replies, and considering this is just a web site about Final Fantasy XI, that surprised me… so I thought that perhaps I was actually helping some people to think, I felt proud about having generated such interest in such a taboo (most of the posters were from the USA).

    But… I now realize that throughout the conversations I had since then, I ended up being like the character you describe. I’d like to call it “being religious about something” for a lack of a better word. And that’s a big waste of time. I should never be ashamed of stating my position on religion, but at the same time, I cannot realistically hope to convince the believers into understanding my view. I should work on helping the non-believers, and even then as you say, they’re not paying me for it.

    Writing a book would make sense. Being paid for it would make sense. But getting into huge debates with religious people who load their speech with straw man arguments and other logical fallacies shouldn’t become something I do in the hope of changing people’s mind. It’s not worth it, and I think I went overboard quite a few times… I’m not much better than a Jehovah Witness in that aspect and I shall reconsider my views…

    That being said… how would you apply your philosophy to someone like Socrates, who would spend huge amounts of time discussing and arguing over a table, as a hobby (basically)? Was he wasting his time? Was he just a fool? Didn’t we gain from it after all?

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