I don't understand people.
So often they're confusing, they project crafted images, and they're unbelievably selfish.
Regularly, I get to the point where I just get fed up with people and this song pops into my head. Skip to 6:27, where the song starts. At minute 8:14 the song is interrupted with some dialogue, but starts again at 9:24. Enjoy:)
That Scrooge sure hits the nail on the head sometimes. I know it's not Christian at all of me to think these thoughts about people. I justify myself because I'm not thinking this about particular people. This only happens when I feel like I've dealt with a lot of aggravation at the hands of many people in a short amount of time. This time it's a mix of, as Scrooge would say, "sycophants and flatterers and fools" and people hastily making judgments about who I am and what my intentions are.
Plus, it makes me laugh! And then feel like I can suck it up and look at what I can do to improve the situations I can.
I enjoyed the laugh and thought I'd share and hope you get some kicks out of it, too. Here are they lyrics.
Here's to progressing to the point that other people's actions and words cause me to feel a deeper love for them instead of aggravation!
"The road is loooooong..."
Humbug! Poppycock! Balderdash! Bah!
Scavengers and sycophants and flatterers and fools
Pharisees and parasites and hypocrites and ghouls
Calculating swindlers, prevaricating frauds
Perpetrating evil as they roam the earth in hordes
Feeding on their fellow men
Reaping rich rewards
Contaminating everything they see
Corrupting honest men like me
I hate people! I hate people!
People are despicable creatures
Loathsome inexplicable creatures
Good-for-nothing, kickable creatures
I hate people! I abhor them!
When I see the indolent classes
Sitting on their indolent [as my Mom would say, "Boom-dee-ays.":)]
Gulping ale from indolent glasses
I hate people! I detest them! I deplore them!
Fools who have no money spend it
Get in debt then try to end it
Beg me on their knees befriend them
Knowing I have cash to lend them
Soft-hearted me. Hard-working me.
Clean-living, thrifty, and kind as can be
Situations like this are of interest to me
I hate people! I loathe people! I despise and abominate people!
Life is full of cretinous wretches
Earning what their sweatiness fetches
Empty minds whose pettiness stretches
Further than I can see
Little wonder, I hate people
And I don't care if they hate me!