So let’s leave it alone ’cause we can’t see eye to eye
There ain’t no good guy, there ain’t no bad guy
There’s only you and me and we just disagree
–Dave Mason/We Just Disagree
There is an odd attraction to following the inspirational quotes feeds on Twitter, and it has turned into kind of an odd hobby for me. I enjoy disagreeing with them.
You’d think I’d find something more interesting to do. Or that I would stop reading them. I do actually understand that the inspirational quotes can’t read what I write. I know that arguing with them is pointless. I know that disagreeing doesn’t change what was said, but when I’m reading the inspirational quotes on my Twitter feed, I feel compelled to answer the tweets I don’t agree with.
Part of it is that I find many inspirational quotes irritating and fatuous rather than inspiring. Part of it is that I am argumentative by nature. Pleasantly so, but still.
I’ve disagreed with Nietzsche about what makes friends:
Ditto for Euripedes:
And yes, I even disagreed with Aristotle:
Some of you are probably thinking that I disagree with everyone.