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For the record...

I fucking hate inspirational writing.

That is, writing that seeks to inspire, motivate, refresh and make you feel good, even hopeful. The kind of shit that suggests a little change in your routine will result in great accomplishments and wild success, or that a simple change of mind will turn your troubles into multi-colored lollipops. It's so horribly patronizing. It oozes with thick, gooey kindness that is so impossibly good-natured and pure that it just wreaks of insincerity. "Happiness is only an attitude adjustment away," type nonsense.

It irritates me to no end. I want to slash and burn, and break the writer's pen, pencil, and keyboard. It's garbage. And it's sissy, wimpy, fluffy, effusive garbage at that.

"Try this simple plan, and together we can change the world for the better!"

... Or you can STFU with your crazy world-domination plan hiding behind vapid Hallmark pleasantries!

RAAAAAAAAAAWR. CAPS LOCK OF EXTREME CYNICISM AND RAGE, MOTHERFUCKER.

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wackodood
Dec. 29th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
Hot
virtuistic
Dec. 29th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
Hah... I do what I can.
sarahmarie054
Dec. 29th, 2006 11:30 am (UTC)
deep breaths...
virtuistic
Dec. 29th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
NO. I WILL NOT BREATHE DEEPLY. I WILL INHALE ONCE AND THEN SHOUT FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.
sarahmarie054
Dec. 29th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
that sounds good too.
in fact, i like that idea better!
ack_attack
Dec. 29th, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC)
I am sooooooooooo with you on this one. It infuriates me. Seriously. I makes me want to puke.
virtuistic
Dec. 29th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
FJKLDAJFKLAS;JFKLVUIOCUZXKLJ!!!!

THANK YOU!
blyssfulchaos
Dec. 29th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
whenever i read that shit i hear a voice in my head that sounds a bit like my brainwashed, born again grandmother. a little too high, a little too airy, a little too not-in-touch-with-reality.
blyssfulchaos
Dec. 29th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC)
disclaimer: this is, by no means, a commentary on born again christians. i know plenty of folks who made this decision intelligently and logically. my grandmother just happens to be a special form of whack-job whose sole purpose is to shove her religion in a passive-aggressive, brainwashed manner. that is all.
virtuistic
Dec. 29th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
Hah, noted. *nods*
virtuistic
Dec. 29th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
Dude! I know! But it's like a half-assed brainwashing scheme even! It's like cult writing, for people who are desparate enough to be idiots and believe every word.

[I realize that may be an overexaggeration, but Christ.]
notashamed
Dec. 29th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
BUT OMG THERE'S LIEK SO MUCH LUV OUT THERE IN THE WORLD JUST WAITING TO BE POURED INTO UR BODY JUST ACCEPT TEH LUV SHELBY

I KID. DUN H8 ME
virtuistic
Dec. 29th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
I WILL NOT BE FORCE-FED. YOU CAN KEEP YOUR LOVE ALL TO YOURSELF. I HOPE YOU FUCKING CHOKE.

DITTO.
promiseoftin
Dec. 30th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
We had to do affirmations every day in my 6th grade core class.

"I like myself."
"People like me."
"I contribute to society."
"I am special."

I think all the affirmation and warm squishy stuff I need is from Vanilla Sky: "Every passing moment is a chance to turn it all around." Might be hogwash but I like it.

People who seek solace in Chicken Soup for the Soul has way more problems than a book will ever solve.
effulgentnida
Dec. 31st, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
*hugs* :O

I agree! *walks away slowly*

eat a moving sandwich and all your problems will be solved.
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