Stupidity Kills!

September 6, 2006

Recently I was chatting with a friend of mine online when, very randomly if I may add, she sent me a scanned newspaper clipping. This is what was on it (excuse the formatting):

Stupidity Kills!

First and foremost… ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?! Can people be so stupid that what they do around you can cause you to die later on down the line? I mean there have been times when I have met people so stupid I thought their stupidity might kill THEM… But I never thought it could kill me! If I ever (hopefully!) have people working for me, am I in danger of dying if one of my co-workers is stupid? Is this grounds enough to fire one of them?

– “I’m sorry but I will have to fire you because you are too stupid and I don’t want to die as a result…”

I guess it is somewhat possible for you to die from this as a stupid employee or employer could raise your blood pressure and cause you to “hit the hay” (to put it lightly). The complexities of how the mind works and how it responds to external stimuli can never be truly known so it is very possible that someone could die from working with a stupid colleague.

What I do want to know is how does something like this become news? How bored does a journalist have to be before he or she writes something as trivial as this? This article is fit for a blog… Not published news… Well I guess thats just what I think 🙂 I wonder if this journalists editor is dead?

Anyway… Next time you see an “I’m with Stupid –>” shirt, consider it a warning… Not just a funny t-shirt.

>Drish

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#1… Blogging

September 6, 2006

Ok so my first “blog”. Wow, I have suddenly leaped from being a secluded young student keeping his thoughts to himself, to a grown-up college boy that wishes for his ideas and ambitions to be heard and understood. When I began thinking about it I began wondering: What IS blogging? Why do people send hours putting up their thoughts onto a website that people may or may not read?

When I first came upon blogging I honestly could not see what people saw in it. I could not understand what sort of thrill a person could get by posting his or her thoughts up on to a website for everyone and anyone to read and criticize. Why would someone waste precious time like that on something so “stupid” and trivial? Why not go out and do something that could eventually amount to something? Thoughts like this disturbed my for a very long time and only recently have I found some sense to the utter madness I believed blogging to be.

I recently began reading blogs over the summer because, honestly, I had nothing better to do. Whether I was sitting at work or laying on my bed at home, whenever I did not have anything to do I would pull up a blog site and start to read it. I had been introduced to a few by a friend, Rishi Taparia, who has one himself and an anonymous man called “Ed” that writes about a handphone I recently purchased. After reading all they had to say I realized that I had actually found what they had to say somewhat interesting. Believe it or not I had been changed :p I realized that when you know the person that is writing these blogs there is a sense of intimacy involved. Whether it be a person I BARELY know, or someone I have known for years. Being able to read about what they thought was important interested me and kept me gripped.

So, a couple days later and I once again had nothing to do. I had finished reading the blogs I had found interesting and decided that it acutally might be a worthwhile endeavor to have blog to write about anything I want. If I was able to sit and read about other people, why wouldn’t SOMEBODY read what I had to wrote?Plus, going off to college, it might be nice for me to put my thoughts somewhere where my friends and family back in Jakarta can read them and see how I’m doing and what I’m thinking about. So began Arcane Thoughts…

>Drish