Friday, December 09, 2011

The Value of Ridicule

I get hatemail.
For wearing a nametag. To make people friendlier.

I’ve had people start fights with me.
For wearing a nametag. To make people friendlier

I’ve received death threats.
For wearing a nametag. To make people friendlier

And only from men, too.

I don’t understand this.

Is it resentment? Jealousy? Animosity? Does a sticker threaten their sense of self?

Oh well. Better to be hated for who you are then loved for who you aren’t.
Besides, they get the laugh once – I get the laugh forever.

The point is, revolution without ridicule, isn’t. You’re nobody until somebody hates you. And if your idea isn’t being attacked, it’s not big enough.

Being attacked is a sign that you are important enough to be a target.

It’s like Nietzsche said: “Those who were seen dancing were said to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

Who hates you?

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