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22 March 2010 @ 09:51 pm
I am not even remotely interested.  
In my family history.

I don't understand why people find this at all important. Your Great-Uncle-16-times-removed was considered Czech Royalty. So what? How does this have any bearing on who YOU are? How does this change how you speak, what you wear, or what you love?

I never cared about my ancestors. Everyone can connect themselves to a famous person/circumstance. Doing so doesn't make you special. When it comes down to it, we all come from the same few individuals, 100,000 years ago.

It's this whole business of "My History" that bothers me. That individual that was Czech Royalty isn't really "your" uncle (16 times removed). He's just a guy. What he did in his life is just as relevant to me as it is to you. You don't have any "special connection" just because you are slightly more closely related to him than I am.

I think this all comes down to the fact that when people imply ownership on things that aren't  really theirs, it annoys me. For example:

MY music (when pertaining to music that one particular likes, but did not create)

Oh.. MY tv show is on.

I wish these tourists would leave MY city.

Ugh. This stuff isn't yours. It's just stuff.

Anyways. I'm done. Happy Camping everyone.
 
 
 
your dancing is like terrorismriotact on March 23rd, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
Lol, it's funny because it's true. Touche, Alex, touche.

Also, we should hang out soon because it's been far too fucking long.
layardalayarda on March 23rd, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
Absolutely!

I was just telling my roommate a story about you (in a loving way). You need to come see my not-so new apartment!

What are you doing Wednesday?