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Ideologues

November 9, 2011 5 comments

This may sound hypocritical to some, but I find it frustratingly difficult to deal with ideologues. An ideologue is a closed-minded, binary, absolutist when it comes to “beliefs” that he/she is passionate about.

Experts don’t think, they know (just like BD00).

As soon as you start to question assertions from an ideologue or suggest an alternative idea/concept/belief, in the blink of an eye you automatically become an enemy to be annihilated. The rhetoric starts ratcheting up and personal attacks may start spewing forth. Unless you’re the Buddha, it’s incredibly easy to get sucked into the vortex and start playing the ISTY game with an ideologue. On the up side, if you deal with ideologues often, with a little self-awareness, you can get better and better at handling interactions with them more gracefully.

Being a passionate person myself on topics that are near and dear to me, I can definitely empathize with ideologues. I “believe” that if you’re not passionate about something, then you’re living an incredibly boring and unfulfilled life. But hey… it’s just a BD00 “belief“.

I believe that there is such a thing as objective truth, but a lot of people have an objective truth that differs from mine. – Cynthia Tucker

Quote Mangling

December 18, 2010 1 comment

I love quotes because they pack a lot of energy into small packages without requiring a long winded and jargon filled explanation. I also like extending quotes to give another take on the wisdom imparted by the original text because I’ve learned to never believe anything 100 percent; including my own twisted and anguished thoughts. Here are some snarky Bulldozer00 quote enhancements:

  1. “When the going gets tough, the tough get going – right out the door with the cash.” (English proverb + Bulldozer00)
  2. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody – another key to failure is trying to piss everybody off.” (Bill Cosby + Bulldozer00)
  3. “A lot of people mistake unnecessary complexity for sophistication – and those people are usually managers.” (Dan Ward + Bulldozer00)
  4. “If you are indispensable, you’re unpromotable – but at least you know how to directly create value.” (Unknown + Bulldozer00)
  5. “I love deadlines because I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by – and the angst they instill in the managers who dictated them.” (Doug Adams + Bulldozer00)
  6. “Multitasking is not for serious work – it’s for managerial make-work.” (Bjarne Stroustrup + Bulldozer00)
  7. “I believe that there is such a thing as objective truth, but a lot of people have an objective truth that differs from mine – and those people are wrong.” (Cynthia Tucker+ Bulldozer00)
  8. “Debugging is like farting, it’s not so bad when it’s your own code – except when you crap your pants.” (Unknown + Bulldozer00)
  9. “What we need is more people to lose their temper in public – unless people in power are in the vicinity.” – (Watts Wacker + Bulldozer00)
  10. “The point of quotations is that one can use another’s words to be insulting – D’oh! and WTF?.” – (Amanda Cross+ Homer Simpson + Bulldozer00)

What quotes would you like to extend?

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