I have to admit that I’m beginning to worry that chosen field of worthless advice may be becoming too crowded. Most advice out there is worthless but at least I admit my advice is worthless and awesome. However, the term “worthless” is being thrown around out there by everyone trying to butt in on my niche. It is becoming annoying and rather troublesome to think that now I really have to pump out the worthless advice.
These clever imitators try to offer “helpful” advice but we know it is really “worthless”. Top Ten Lists are the worst offenders making it easy to muck up the reader’s life by following the bullet points. Worthless advice isn’t easy to dish out in a cookie cutter fashion. You must be skilled at it. You have to know that your advice really won’t help anyone but yourself.
As I scorn through the vast information highway, a simple search through my WordPress Reader makes me sick when I use the term “worthless”.
Bring on the depression when you click on the link to any blog with the term “worthless” in it. I fall deep into a person’s written account of how they feel worthless and I need to fight the strong urge to stab my eyes with a letter opener to stop the insanity. Then I realize that all the letter openers are in landfills because no one writes letters anymore and all those noble letter opener manufacturers are bankrupt.
Are these blogs I’ve stumbled upon really worthless? Probably not. Most of the writers admit that they have a good family life, a good home, and food in their stomachs but they feel worthless. I just want to slap them upside the head and tell them to stop complaining. Things could be worse for them. They have access to the internet and time to write a blog about feeling worthless. They could be stuck watching a local production of a musical by a bunch of untalented elementary students singing off key and missing their cues.
But then again, maybe they have some mental issues and I’m not being sensitive. I understand mental issues and the problems they bring. I know that the chemical imbalance causes havoc in the mind and crazy stuff happens. I read a few of those crazy bloggers and they are some of the best blogs around. You have to love craziness.
So I won’t slap them upside the head because I am sensitive (shhh…don’t tell anyone) and I do have a heart. I usually write a positive uplifting comment on their blog to give them some encouragement. Jeez, I’m getting soft, aren’t I? Next thing you know I’ll be adopting sixteen cats and starting an animal shelter in my basement. And even that wouldn’t be worthless to me or my sixteen kitty cats because I would be an awesome Crazy Cat Guy.