When I was little, I hated the news. A lot. Actually, here’s a story: there was a time we were at dinner and I wanted my mother to change the channel from the news to some cartoon. She gave me The Look and refused. When I threw a temper tantrum of sorts, she put the TV on ‘standby’ from the remote, a feature that I haven’t seen in any of the newer TVs, but anyway, I got annoyed, marched up to the TV, and clicked on the button, and went back to my chair.
It turned off. I’d expected that she’d turned off the TV, and clicking on it would make it turn on again and look I was so smart, but nope. Haha. I sulked the whole night and she ignored me and I ignored her but anyway. Okay, I know kids don’t like the news or politics and don’t care but I just wanted to tell the story.
Um. I honestly don’t know. I wasn’t very politikal until like last year, actually, even if you just scroll through the archives you can see a gradual change from last year. Mostly there’s just been a lot of learning, I’ve always been curious, and I hate not knowing things in the way that it’s simply never been enough to know something, I have to know more. I was once told this mindset would do well for a scientist, but I…. now I’m going to drift off to the science, no, wait, politics! Um. I don’t know. I… just… did? Was in for a bit of a rude awakening, but it came, and there’s always surprises along the way, and I know too many people who’ve gone “politics!” and pursued it for a few weeks or months or whatever and then gotten bored, but it isn’t “politics!” for me that way, but if I live in this world I just want to know what goes on and which politician or corporation is going to make my life miserable. And hopefully make then miserable back? Who knows. Doesn’t telling more people about how horrible they are make their work a bit harder? A wee bit? Even if not, I just like knowing, they don’t get to meddle in my life and that of people I care about without me knowing what they’re doing. That’s all.
This has been a ramble. O_o