I can’t be the first person on this messageboard to notice that there are some things that utterly escape some Dopers. Now, while I’d like to think I’m simply on a messageboard full of reclusive savants, I feel like some people are not as smart as they think they are. This is a messageboard for fighting ignorance, but there really feels like a divide between things that are ‘worth’ knowing/doing and things that are not worth knowing/doing.
I understand many Dopers take pride in being as quirky and unconventional as possible (if you feel like this is the only place where you can vent about being an Atheist Childfree Catloving Polysexual trust me when I say the internet is a very big place) it sometimes feels like a ‘race to the bottom’. Threads like this seem to be phrased more in a “My vulcan mind doesn’t understand the logic in this activity” vs a genuine curiosity.
I noticed this about some people. They’ll go out of their way to mention how they don’t do drugs/drink as though it was some +1 bonus on their RPG character sheet in life. The same people who don’t think it should be a big deal to not want/care of kids/sports/dogs/[Insert Conventionally Accepted Hobby] seem to consider it a big deal that they dont drink/like alcohol, drugs, etc.
Which is fine. But what they don’t get is that nobody gives a shit. You don’t like kids/dogs/whatever? Nobody cares. Somebody razzing you on the internet? So the fuck what? And that gets to my whole point of this thread: **That a lot of people on the SDMB have an embarassing lack of self-awareness. ** If you’re weird, own it. If you have to trip over yourself rationalizing it, you’re not very confident about who you are.
And making threads about how you don’t ‘get’ Women/Getting Drunk/Keurig machines isn’t some kind of backhanded bragging. Its just pathetic.