I'm listening to the radio whilst driving home from work minding my own business.
A caller phones up about free to air TV and says that all the people who watch it are fools. Then he singles out "I'm a celebrity get me out of here”. The caller goes off about the show and says that anyone who watches it is a moron. So there I am driving home and I discover that I'm both a fool and a moron.
But at least I'm not a plonker. The caller is a plonker but I'm not. The problem with the caller was that he drew an imaginary line in the sand and he's on the correct side of it. Anyone on the other side is a moron and a fool.
So can I tell you why I watch “I'm a celebrity get me out of here”. It's a pretty safe show to watch with our 9-year old daughter.
There's no swearing. There's a few laughs and a few creepy crawlies. But if you compare that with what else is viewing at that time, I think it's a winner. I'm sorry Mr Plonker that I can't afford Foxtel.
So your take away is not to draw your little imaginary lines of difference in the sand. Everyone who lives over there is a dropout (no - they’re not).
All the teachers should change their teaching style as they are all useless (Gimmee a break).
All the neighbours hate me (they don't - they're just busy getting on with their lives).
All the managers are incompetent (they aren’t).
So just be careful with these terms "all" "everyone" "should" "nobody".
“Should” is a good example. One of our trainers loves the “should manual” stories. You should do that. You should do this. But you drew the should line in the sand. Why are you are the self appointed compass setter of how everyone should behave? Other people are really under no obligation to have the same “should manual” as you.