I stopped reading things that don’t make sense

I no longer read things that don’t make sense.  There are a lot of them out there.  Similarly, if a headline is a confusing tangle, I skip that article.  If someone I know is not making sense, I usually don’t try to get to the bottom of it anymore.  Most of the time it wasn’t worth the effort.  Under the top layer of confusing verbiage was often more of the same.  Sometimes I pretend to understand or agree; other times I say something non-committal.  At times I’ve said, “that doesn’t make sense.”  If they seem intoxicated I sometimes talk about that. Sometimes I just wish them a good outcome.  Lately I said, “I don’t understand but you do and I wish you the best with it.”

Increasingly the powers that be create commercials or other content that makes no sense on purpose.  It may be intended to confuse, disorient or use up your energy.  I immediately skip over that.  When I was younger I thought murky writing by “brilliant” difficult people might have some hidden meaning that was above my pay grade.  Now I believe that more often than not, they were just on drugs or suffering from some other pathology.

I’ll close with a quote atributed to Albert Einstein:

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

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