Remember when your mother taught you that if you don’t have anything good to say, then you should say nothing at all? Me, neither. Lucky huh? I don’t rant very often on my blog, wait, maybe I do. Anyway, that’s about all I am going to do today. Feel free to read along if you like. Maybe letting off steam can be done vicariously.
So where to begin? Ok, let’s start with Dr Jordan B Peterson. For those who are unfamiliar with the man, you should be. He is a Psychology professor in Toronto as well as a practising psychologist. He gained notoriety and or fame last year for resisting trans-gendered pronoun use being compelled by law as a violation of free speech. He was promptly branded as a hateful rightwing bigot for it but developed a massive global following partially due to the attention he got. For anyone seeking self-improvement, I would recommend watching some of his work on youtube. Sort yourself out Bucko, and clean your room. https://www.understandmyself.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos
Anyway, the esteemed Dr Peterson and his band of merry keks more recently developed a comprehensive personality test designed to help people get an accurate understanding of their own personality. I, having found him ever a wise man, elected to give it a whirl. I am occasionally somewhat self-deprecating in my writing, but I assure you most of the time I consider myself a pretty reasonable facsimile of a person. Dr Peterson’s test did not! Dr Peterson is very gifted in speech and usually very to the point, but he must have been thrown off his game by all the negative attention his political stance garnered him during the time this test was developed. The results of my analysis as I received them were several thousand words divided into five sets of words, but upon reading through it, I quickly realised that a decent editor could have cut it down to a few sentences that read something like this. ( You are indescribably lazy but in spite of that fact you should do your very best to muster up enough ambition to go shoot yourself.) I might have added something like the word “NOW!” just to give it proper emphasis. So yeah that wasn’t good. I went back a few days later to read through it again while licking my wounds and found it to be a very spot-on assessment of my character. The Dr knows his stuff, and I am a pretty awful person. Most people, upon getting that sort of result would likely look at ways of self-improvement, but I? I got a score showing my industriousness to be in the first or second percentile. People at my degree of laziness barely bother breathing so yeah, NOT gonna happen.
I was gonna rant about some other stuff as well, but y’know 1% industriousness. Besides, my next rant would likely touch a nerve here and there since it would be largely about the resource Canada could have at our disposal if we could only manage to find and replicate the vacuum source for the inward pressure in our current Prime Minister’s head. Calling over half of your fellow Canadians racist bigots is not representing them you chuckleheaded young fool. All you had to do was listen to the last speech or two your predecessor gave to learn that calling people names doesn’t work. You don’t go to Ottawa to run the country as you see fit. You implement the will of the people, and in the event they are wrong you give them convincing reasons to understand that to be the case rather than calling them names. If that doesn’t work, it is because they are right! We are a society splintered into fragments and the miserable leaders of our time insist upon fragmenting us further rather than calling us to common ground. I hope they are this stupid rather than deliberately dividing us! So yeah maybe I’ll rant about that later.