Adventures of a Dancing Kumquat

Following the saga of the little citrus with terpsichorean tendencies

Sunday, January 25, 2004

The Philosophical Kumquat

Lately, the kumquat has been thinking. It's actually not that unusual, she tends to be of a slightly contemplative nature. It seems as if she's been thinking a bit more lately. Or, more accurately, she has allowed herself more time to think. The tangerine believes that thinking hurts and that the kumquat should refrain from indulging in such a risky activity. The kumquat doesn't know if she has an opinion on this, as that would require thinking...

But then again, many people form opinions without thinking, so the kumquat supposes that this would not be considered a valid argument.

The opinions of the tangerine aside, the kumquat tends to get really angry about people not thinking. The kumquat can get so worked up about people not thinking that she tends to try to not think about it, to minimize her angst.

The kumquat finds this quite ironic.

The kumquat rather frequently rails against the herd mentality of people. Accepting something as wonderful or true or awful, just because other people do is idiotic, in the kumquat's opinion. The kumquat believes that she would have fewer issues with people who held (in her estimation) stupid opinions if she felt they really truly believed in them. Take, for example, ugly pink Atherton palaces. The kumquat wouldn't mind their existence so much if people inhabited them because they actually thought that were the height of architectural splendor and not (as the kumquat suspects is actually the case) because some neighbor or decorator said they were the height of fashion.

Blech.

There are naturally other examples of this phenomenon, but the kumquat thinks that it would be a good idea to stop ranting now in the hope of saving one or two of the three or four readers she has.

**The kumquat apologizes if any of her readers have been offended by the above statements. The opinions expressed herein are held by the kumquat and do not necessarily reflect the views of this station.**