If caring about anything is as useless as all my friends make it seem, would it be self-defeating for me to simply give up on them and focus on the handful of people who have a passion or genuinely care about something(anything)? Yeah, there are plenty of things that apathy won’t hurt, but when it comes to what someone believes or wants or needs, shouldn’t we, out of pure humanistic love, wish the best for them, even if its absolutely ridiculous?
I had a talk with randy and Andrew tonight about Atlantis, God, and a ton of other crap. Randy essentially said he believes in God and Atlantis, while Jeter and I tried to talk about the existence of evolution even in Christianity. Randy just spewed out everything you would expect a stereotypical change-fearing conservative Christian to say, but who am I to tell him that his belief that humans and apes aren’t related is stupid or that I just don’t care at all? I disagree, from a logical and scientific standpoint, but I care that he believes in something strongly enough to be the only one in a car with two other people who can be very influential most of the time.
Sitting with Brandon day to day at port city and listening to him just go on and on about how much he doesn’t care about what other people do, say, think, etc., makes me sad that someone with so much extra thought can just care so little about people’s ideals. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a great friend and is really thoughtful about plenty of things, but his apathy toward most things bums me out sometimes.
And Aaron. If I hear one more unintelligent, unthoughtful, insult come out of his mouth I’m going to lose it. Sitting with him, Ernie, Blake, Jeter, Brandon, Ryan, and a few other people made me realize how little he thinks or cares for anything aside from the jokes he thinks of in his head, and there’s nothing that bugs me more than a rude and tasteless joke.
But enough of that.
I guess all I want to say is we should all care about everything our friends think, even if its Aaron’s love for not working for recognition or Randy’s weird belief in Atlantis or Brandon’s compulsion to get married and have kids even though he’s only twenty.
I guess I’m using this blog again until I have someone to talk to more frequently again.