People are Wuss-minded

A few months ago our head manager at work retired and his replacement was this guy who used to be a lower ranking manager at our station. When he was working at our station before, the majority of people, as well as myself, thought he was a dickhead. I mean, a real dickhead. When we heard the news that he was coming back we weren’t too thrilled.

Soon after he started his position as the new head manager, there was a meeting to assemble all of the drones. He said some nice things and projected himself as a promising new leader. That’s all it took for everyone to jump on his cock and spread holy words of him even though he was the devil seven years prior. Seven years is somewhat of a long time but time alone is not enough to convince me that someone has turned over a completely new leaf. I’m not going to hate you and then cheer for you just because of a 10 minute sales speech.

Sentiments of, “he’s a dickhead” and “I hate him” were transformed into, “I like him. I like what he has to say. He’s awesome.”

These are grown men in their 30’s and 40’s with families, buying dreams from a man who was previously known as a snake oil salesman. These same guys wouldn’t take $3 out of their pocket to buy chocolates for charity but they’re buying his lifetime promises. In my head, I’m thinking this is too messed up to make any sense, so what is the deal?

My conclusion is that these fuckers need to believe this guy because their lives depend on it. This guy has the power to make their lives shitty. Believing that he will make it a little better than it is gives them something to hope for in a life that doesn’t offer them much. It’s a blanket for their insecurities that can only be calmed with blind faith. When you’re desperate enough, you’ll pray to God even if you’re an atheist.

After witnessing what I did, I lost hope for humanity. This world is mostly filled with weak-minded people who will buy into whatever gives them comfort and bail at the first sight of danger.

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7 comments on “People are Wuss-minded

  1. samlobos says:

    You don’t sound cynical at all…

    Like

  2. Kevin Ross says:

    MrJohnson,

    You said a mouth full — I love the post.

    Here’s a quick scenario:

    Growing up as a youngster your mom tells you not to steal from others that it’s wrong. It constitutes theft

    Now! You’re a teenager. And you go into a Kwick shop to purchase a sandwich, a bag of chips, and soda along with a candy bar. But, you find that you’re $2.50 short, and can’t afford to buy the candy bar and bag of chips though you want them.

    So, you decide to keep the items by sticking them into your backpack, and pay for the other items while being conversational with the cashier. You employed a distraction.

    You’re grownup now. And you’re an adult. BUT You’ve taken nothing else throughout the years of growing up.

    QUESTION: Are you a thief or not?

    I find these statements of yours to be very promising:

    “It’s a blanket for their insecurities that can only be calmed with blind faith. When you’re desperate enough, you’ll pray to God even if you’re an atheist.

    After witnessing what I did, I lost hope for humanity. This world is mostly filled with weak-minded people who will buy into whatever gives them comfort and bail at the first sight of danger.”

    It speaks volume 🙂

    LOL

    Like

    • MrJohnson says:

      Hi Kevin. It’s always invigorating to see new people comment. Answer to the question…I guess that person wouldn’t be considered a thief since it was only a one time thing.

      Glad you loved the post!

      Liked by 1 person

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