Thursday, July 26, 2007

Fighting Words

I'm going to let my last blog sit a little longer...

But in the meantime, I'd like to comment on today's blog by Scott Adams, which is kind of along the same lines...

Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, and todays blog is entitled
Thing I used to know.

I thought he raised some very valuable points, and then I read through people's comments, and wanted to poke my eyes out...

I think we have all been programmed with fear. The more fear we have, the less we rely on ourselves, and the more we look to someone else for guidance. Scott Adams appears to have seen through this fear, while those 'robots' who commented are still shackled to theirs, and are displaying classic crab mentality...

Having read his blog, I am cynical as to whether the following story is true, but if not, it does illustrate something in our society.

If you put a bunch of crabs in a bucket, they'll fight, however if one crab tries to climb out of the bucket, the others will all work together to make sure that it can't escape.

We are surrounded by violence everyday... I'm getting sick of seeing the glee in news reporters eyes everytime something tragic happens, The USA has the highest percentage of population in prison and the middle east appears to be headed towards Armageddon.

The problem is, anyone who tries to point out that we're screwed up as a society is labeled as naive and misinformed.

I think the world is changing though... It's time to escape the bucket.


  1. Hi - as a person who has, in the past, put a bunch of crabs in a bucket, I can say they ALL try to get out, climbing over each other to do it - cheers.

  2. Thanks Morgan... I guess the real question is did the just climb over eachother, or did there appear to be a concerted effort to keep each other down... Either way, I guess they all lose.