Life – the way it really is – is a battle not between Bad and Good but between bad and worse.
CEO Apple Tim Cook has said that “hate and division” have no place on his platform. Because I’m sure if Apple owned LinkedIn, they’d ban all IT recruiter hate speech in a nano-second. Because IOS developers who work for Apple love being hit on by recruiters at work. Knowing no noise cancellation headphone phones could ever tune out the muffled, maudlin cry of their scar tissue shrouded teenage hearts.
Hate and division have no place on I-Tune’s Platform. Then, why is Bill Hicks entire stand-up comedy library still available on it? Bill Hicks, the greatest standup of his generation oozed hate because the majority of America didn’t recognize his awesome hilariousness.
Hate is what made Bill Hick’s material great. George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Prize winner for Literature last time I checked, said, “Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.” Just to be clear, I don’t toss around the word hate lightly. I explained to my 7-year-old daughter Matilda what hatred means to daddy over breakfast one morning. Because I overshare too much and do everything in my power to develop Matilda’s own expressive confidence in her own ideas.
As my daughter takes a bite of Stew Leonard’s Chocolate Chip toaster made waffle, I test out my new premise on her:
“Don’t let anyone tell you different Matilda. Hate is good. How else would you know how much you hate Agave Syrup if you never tasted pure Maple Syrup from Vermont?”
She replies. “I agree, daddy. Hate is good. Because without hate, I’d never have realized how much I love my teachers reading voice over yours. Mrs. Donofrio’s reading is way more interesting because she assumes the personalities of the different characters, she reads to us about.”
She took that better than expected, I must say.
I know I’m not the only one who hates the moral grandstanding, hypocritical nature of the big three, Apple, Twitter and Facebook in relation to being so-called opponents of hate speech. Farrakhan has an app on the I-Tunes store, Tim. You know the class act who calls all Jews termites and hailed Hitler as a “great man”?
I worked as an IT headhunter for the majority of my young adult life. Feasting off the bankable brain talent of others. If I hadn’t hated it, I never would’ve latched on to writing scripts, blogs and jokes as a means to achieve independence from such a thankless, time wasting, non-builder existence.
Hate is good because it reveals the root of your misery. Hate is good because it forces the stay at home dad to become best friends with self-awareness. Which helps stay at home dad determine a course of action to ensure less of the same old shit.
Without hate introducing me to my new pal Mr. Self-Awareness, I never would’ve been propelled down this path of independence and gone into business for myself as book author on rise, in charge of my own destiny, self-published or not.
Hate is good because it instructs you on which people to avoid, (especially your past degenerate, druggy, reckless self).
Hate is good because it pushes your imagination to produce misery eliminating alternatives.
Hate is good because it forces you to work harder at being more impressive than your edgeless competition.
Hate is good because it emancipates you from bad habits such as clogging up your brain with too much dull braining resin fumes because now you care more about being getting high off your kids’ company. Officially, closing the chapter of your IT recruiter past for good. Proving to yourself, you’re no longer a mere schmuck in a headset. Which isn’t as bad as an unemployed stay at home comedian.
Originally Published on Do It All Dad
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