Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Righteous Indignation

From the definition for righteous,
1.characterized by uprightness or morality: a righteous observance of the law.
2.morally right or justifiable: righteous indignation.
3.acting in an upright, moral way; virtuous: a righteous and godly person.

From the definition for indignant,

feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base: indignant remarks; an indignant expression on his face.

Now, to address righteous indignation. Get over yourself. I had this epiphany the other day in the car. Another driver cut me off, quite rudely. Normally, I would speed up and give the offensive driver the finger, but I didn't, and it felt good. This country is chock full of people swollen with righteous indignation. I'll give you two examples from the extremes, Bill O'reilly and Keith Olberman. Both of these blowhards need to stop taking themselves, and everyone else, so damn seriously. The world is a serious place, we don't need to wallow in it at every chance.

So, to all of you out there convinced of your moral superiority, or any superiority, bite me. If more people let go of their righteous indignation and tried to improve their lives, without worrying about everyone else, then the world would prove a happier place. Am I righteously indignant about all this? Damn right!

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