With enough consistency to notice, I’ve gotten the comment “you should stick to X topic because you know nothing about Y topic” for many, many years now.
If it can even be called a comment, when and because it is so often a personal confession.
A confession that a person “likes” what I have to say in one area, and dislikes what I have to say on another area of human life.
This became most apparent when I started incorporating exercise, nutrition, and health into The 21 Convention. The pickup fans were upset.
Who gives a shit, that stuff is stupid anyway — especially if you listen to it! 10 minutes a week!? You’ll never get your cardio in … what a joke! Eat saturated fat and cholesterol!? But I can’t fit a plunger in my heart!
Naturally, as the health speakers kept coming, I eventually had the e-mails and comments coming in that I now needed to get rid of those shady dating coaches, because everything they said was stupid.
Now crossover into exercise equipment, psychology, entrepreneurship, politics, legal philosophy, economics, ethics, epistemology, and self-defense, and all I can be sure of is that I am retarded, because I know something, everything, nothing, maybe kinda a little something, mostly everything, everything there ever has been is and will be, and all combinations of nuthin/sumthin at the same time, simultaneously across all dimensions, universes, and contexts possible.
And people wonder why I am so stubborn, and almost never listen to the “wisdom” of those older than me — I don’t listen because I am highly selective on who I listen to.
Highly selective because most people offering advice, criticism, and pseudo-knowledge, are either very ignorant (and completely incapable of connecting the dots between distant topics), very dumb, or both.
The exceptions are the people you should listen to, the people I am continually on the lookout for.
Everyone else can shove a curling iron up their ass.
Beyond that, no point to this post. Just feels great to vent from a high-altitude perspective on the “you know everything here and nothing here” comment that’s always peppered at me by the not-yet-converted to the church of Dreamism readers.
And if this is your first post, welcome to the party, have some kool-aid!