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I don't want to hear Yanny more about this

I AM GOING TO UNFRIEND ANYONE WHO POSTS AN ENTRY ABOUT THE "LAUREL" AND "YANNY" DEBATE.

...okay, I won't really unfriend anyone because of it, but seriously - I just heard about it for the first time today, and I'm already annoyed by it and I hope that today is the ONLY time I hear about it (aside from whenever I go back and reread all my entries from this era and end up on this one).

It makes me lose faith in humanity that people would get so angry at each other just because of one random audio clip... just like it made me lose faith in humanity that so many people would hate each other over that white-and-gold/black-and-blue dress from 2015 (which I somehow never posted about in here until now? Not that I'd WANT to have to post about it, of course, but I was just as annoyed whenever I heard about the dress ever since the FIRST time I heard about it, and thus had just as good of a reason to post a rant about being sick of hearing about it as I do about Laurel and Yanny now...)

I don't even find jokes about either the dress or the Laurel and Yanny thing funny at all*. I find them annoying because they remind me that people will hate each other for pointless reasons. I can't decide which is more annoying: these or the fact that there are STILL people who think that 2016 is objectively the worst year ever and anyone who says anything positive about 2016 must be lectured on all the bad things that happened.

I'd rather reread the Wikipedia and Know Your Meme articles about Gamergate at the same time than hear about either of these again. :(


*Okay, I did see a YouTube (I think?) comment once that was like "No, Dark Pit is white and gold" and I thought that one was kind of funny, but still, it wasn't THAT funny. And I guess technically I made a joke about the Laurel and Yanny thing myself in the subject line of this entry, but at least mine is a joke about how I'm tired of hearing about it...

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arcadia30
May. 28th, 2018 09:16 pm (UTC)
as for the people getting irate over the yanny laurel thing, that just down to primal tribal thinking we inherently harbour whether we realise it or not. so, if you're not part of one tribe, you end up seeing them as an enemy - because that what we did back in the day when we were just a bunch of different small tribe communities :) we still have that in our psyche.
matt1993
May. 28th, 2018 09:27 pm (UTC)
I guess I just wish people wouldn't do that (or at least not take it THAT far) over something as mundane as a random audio clip or a random picture of a dress. :(

Maybe I'm an idealist or something. I dunno.
arcadia30
May. 28th, 2018 11:37 pm (UTC)

Okay, sweetheart, no one is getting hurt over it. Its all okay. No one is really that mad, it may sound it or seem like it from what they may say. But people LOOOOVE to exaggerate things. Like if a person says 'im gonna kill that guy!' It doesnt actually mean hes gonna kill him or even that hes angry. Theyre just being dramatic. I know, it doesnt make sense and it has no logic. Welcome to the NT world - and they think autistic people are weird(!) From what ive seen and experienced - theyre the weird ones!

matt1993
May. 29th, 2018 12:03 am (UTC)
Like if a person says 'im gonna kill that guy!' It doesnt actually mean hes gonna kill him or even that hes angry.

I know it doesn't actually mean the former, and I sure hope it doesn't actually mean the latter either.

Welcome to the NT world - and they think autistic people are weird(!) From what ive seen and experienced - theyre the weird ones!

From what I've experienced... neither side is really weirder than the other as a whole. I've seen plenty of people (both NTs and autistic) get upset with each other over misunderstandings or trivial things or a difference of opinion (on anything from politics to favorite sports teams to "is this video game character a good guy or a bad guy?"), so I don't really like blanket generalizations about autistic people or NTs - I don't like either side as a whole being labeled as jerks based on the actions of a few.


However, I still feel like I'm weird just because of how different I am from everyone - both NTs and other people on the spectrum. :(


(And even if people who seem to get upset with each other over differences of opinion are joking about it or not really upset, well, those still aren't conversations I particularly enjoy. And that's part of why I've don't often feel like I completely fit in any group - with NTs, people on the spectrum, or both.)

Edited at 2018-05-29 12:15 am (UTC)

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