Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote,
Zorba the Hutt
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Things that irritate me, Part N (where N is a number):

The concept of "put up or shut up". "Either fix it yourself or don't complain about it!" So, what, if I don't have the time to deal with something I'm not allowed to mention that it's not how I'd like it? If I don't have the money to afford something I want, I shouldn't ever mention it? If someone's getting on my nerves, I should . . . well, how *do* you "fix" someone else?

Of course, if you take this as Logical Fact and How the World Should Work, the logical extension is "If it's not your direct problem, it's not your responsibility to do anything about" . . . which I think most people would disagree with. So why is this first concept so prevalent?

I don't get it.

And yeah, this is referring to a specific incident, but I'm just realizing how often this thing is showing up in my life, which is why I'm remarking on it generally also.
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