Wednesday, February 4, 2009

passing lane

It seems as though in the this hi-tech age of messaging, calling, texting, media messaging, picture messaging, messaging messaging, SMS messaging, and voicemail messaging, the best way to show your disdain for something is to ignore it.

–verb (used with object), -nored, -nor⋅ing.
1. to refrain from noticing or recognizing

I guess it comes down to something you have to ignore or willfully ignore. When things bother me I will either be very vocal about it or not say a word. I find silence to be a very useful tool in today's society. It can "say" a lot of things about a person feels. The interesting part of the definition above is "refrain from noticing". I mean, if I didn't notice something I wouldn't take action to ignore it. My point is, there are some things in life that you just have to look the other way about. I know that people might say you should confront something that bothers you, but that could just cause a whole mess of other problems.

But you have something or someone that made it so hard to ignore? Almost to the point that you're "noticing or recognizing" it/them in your thoughts? And how about going so far to ignore something or someone that you know you enjoy experiencing? Isn't that just as difficult?

The ironic thing about this is that it seems as though the more effort you put into ignoring something, the thought of it is running through your mind nonetheless. And the more you don't look at your reasons for ignoring something, the more you'll question if ignoring it was right at all.


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