Tuesday, May 27, 2008
(10:54 AM) | Brad:
Tuesday HatredI hate how long it is taking me to revise a single, rather short essay. The revisions were requested at the end of February, and I've been without a job since April. I've no excuse, except my hatred of revising essays written over a year ago.
I hate how often the Catholic Church stands between me and, at the very least, an interview. I hate how I simply do not understand intelligent people's appreciation of the Catholic Church, in the face of everything absolutely woeful about it. I hate the surprisingly common sentiment that leaving one's native tradition is a sign of defeat, when the true sign of defeat is being there in the first place.
I hate my ambivalence toward skyrocketing fuel costs. Sure, it might cause fewer people to drive and/or spur the development of alternative energy ... but isn't it just as likely to remove restrictions on burning the sky with liquid hydrocarbons from coal? I hate that I've no faith in capitalism to save itself from ecological collapse.
I hate the dog who always attacks mine during our morning walks. It's not that my dog can't handle herself if I gave her the opportunity. Or at the very least put up a valiant fight. But the other dog's owner shrieks and cries every time, as though she's never seen her dog froth at the mouth at the sight of mine and have it pull away from her frail grasp with a demonic lust for husky blood. I hate that next time I may simply release my dog, and may the better bitch win.
I hate that I've never loved.