I don't wanna tell people what to do. I don't believe I am qualified or justified to talk down to people in any way. I will simply say this:
I'm afraid that the movie Idiocracy, a satirical film about a future where Americans are ignorant, spoiled, whiney, and bigoted… will not only come true, but kinda already has… and not just because of our new president.
Here's what I plan on doing in reaction to that fear, and in retaliation to Idiocracy becoming a reality:
Think before I talk or act.
As a kid, I was impulsive. I did things without thinking about what I did. Without learning about what the consequences might be. As an adult, while I certainly don't do it as much, it still happens. Like in social situations, whenever I'm in a group and they're talking about something I don't know about, I'd interject with a desperate attempt at being clever or witty despite not knowing anything.
As a teen, I would pretend to be cynical, when really I just didn't bother learning enough t