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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

If It Makes You Happy: A Guide on How To Respond When Someone Mock's Your Favorite Thing

Are you someone that finds themselves easily offended by the judgments that people make against things you really like? Perhaps that thing is a book, or a movie, or a TV show? Regardless, it really sucks when someone goes through all the trouble of constructing a criticism that is less than favorable in regards to your favorite thing.

Of course, when these things happen, and they so often do happen, there are a number of ways in which we can respond to them.

We can, of course, respond with a well constructed and thought out counter argument. We could point out the finer points of our favorite thing, draw attention to what it is that makes this favorite thing of ours relevant and important. In other words, we can create our own view and interruption and use that in defense.

But that shits hard, so what else can we do?

We can call them names, and boy does that make us feel better? I mean, fuck that guy for disagreeing, right? Hell, while we're at it lets just use the old adage of, "this is my opinion" so that people know that no matter what they say you disagree on a fundamental level.

What this really boils down to, after all, is that it makes you and others happy! And how dare anyone mock something you love, that so many people love, when it makes them happy. Never mind anything else. Never mind that it may encourage people to stay in abusive situations, or not be factually accurate in any fucking way, it makes you happy.