This Is Twittering: Inspiration Edition, Part 3

A few months ago I decided to satirize the cheesy inspirational sayings I see parroted all the time, online and off. But there’s a twist: although I tend toward pessimism on an individual level, I can’t shake the inkling of hope that we, as human beings, can be better. So, while a lot of these “inspirational” sayings are just dumb jokes, some of them are actually meaningful too. That’s why I’m expounding upon them here every day this week, and This Is Twittering: Meta-Commentary Digest: Inspiration Edition, Part 3.

The thing is, you don’t really especially have issues. But it’s likely that you don’t think your issues, at least in certain areas, are as a bad as everyone else’s. And, at least in certain areas, you may be right. But—as they say—nobody’s perfect. Especially you.

Is this just a dumb pun or is it super profound? Yes.

This is just dumb, period.

It’s a combination. If you believe in yourself a hell of a lot, you can do a lot, even if you aren’t super rich. If you are super rich, you can do a hell of a lot, even if you don’t believe in yourself as much.

Am I right?

You probably are. Most babies can’t even read. Keep up the good work.

One of my favorite lines from a song comes from “Scissor Runner” on the album I’m Having Fun Now by Jenny and Johnny. It runs thusly: “I’ll forgive you / If I outlive you.” Everyone knows forgiveness is good for the soul, but forgiveness is also damn hard. I can think of a few folks it’d be easier to forgive once they’re dead.

This tweet was based on that idea, but altered slightly. I think it’s funny to “accept someone as they are” when they’re dead, because you’re accepting them as dead. It implies that you’re glad they’re dead, but it’s like you’re still claiming some morbid moral high ground. That’s funny to me.

We’ve all made mistakes. Some more than others. Especially you. But especially Stalin.

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. And if you’re not part of the problem, you’re part of the solution. Who gets to decide which is which? Everybody. In other words, nobody. False dichotomies. I warned you about these, remember?

That concludes this extra-special episode of This Is Twittering: Meta-Commentary Digest. Tune in tomorrow for Part 4!