I am sure you all have heard the phrase, "It's the quiet ones you have to worry about." Think about Clint Eastwood in his most memorable roles. He was never the kind of guy who shouted from the rooftops proclaiming his badassery. He simply *was*. Being overly proud, boastful, and braggadocious is laughable. I have a couple personal stories I could share about that- but doing it in such a public way, here- is exactly what I despise. So I will spare you and remain one of the quite ones.
Suffice it to say most loud-mouths are scared putty tats that are trying to avoid confrontations by trying to scream people away first (maybe they'll be scared of me if I puff out my feathers to seem 'larger'). A wise person knows better and fears not.
Even more ridiculous is when you get two of the same loud-mouths at each other on the internet
. You can't do a damn thing but continue to be annoying, what's the freakin' point? Unfortunately there are people that really do care about what others can e-do to them. I get messages all the time asking to bring people to 'justice' for rating 1s, blocking, taking honor, or blinding in a society. I tell them to put their big kid pants on- but it doesn't mean I 'side' with the loud-mouths. I think both extremes are equally stupid. That is, if the e-doing goes beyond simple blocking and rates and also ends up in journals and kismets. Reference one of my recent journal entries:
If an immature 15 year old cheerleader the likes of Mean Girls' 'Regina George', that gossips and feeds on dramatics asked me where to find a great online hangout- Vampire Rave would be my recommendation. 'Goth' my ass. There is no difference in the world with the attitudes and actions of the mainstream here- you can change your clothes, but you can't change you. We've got grown ups, and then we have people that spend the most of their time here talking about other people- ranting in their journals and in kismets (and webcam broadcasts), stirring shit in messages and elsewhere. But hey- you are bringing in the money with PMs!
"Crouching tiger hidden dragon" is a quote from Chinese mythology. It refers to hiding your strength from others; advice which is followed too well by the characters in the film.
You guys: stop trying to make 'fetch' happen, it's not going to happen.
Have a little respect for yourself by not making 'you' look like a dumb-ass. Have a little care for yourself by not putting yourself in a position to get jumped by a 'quiet one' someday. And just generally, grow up. We don't have to worry about you- no matter what George Carlin says. And just in case I'm not wise enough for you to pay attention...
“An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.”
“I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.”
"Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent."
"Everybody's talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?"
Okay- maybe Dennis Rodman isn't the wisest of people- but the quote sure works.
It's not about not having anything to say- but to know *WHAT* to be quiet about.