DISCLAIMER: Having a .com home, I have a social voice and many of times I have stopped myself to step on a pedestal when something has bothered me (outside of the importance of sun care, which I’m constantly tooting that horn) BUT I couldn’t sit by on this anymore so here is a vent of sorts that I feel deeply about. Here goes.
You know what’s the worst insult you can get from someone? That they think you are dumb. WTF?!
Oh you think I’m poor, well you don’t have access to my bank statement.
Oh you think I’m ugly, well beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Oh you think my job is easy, well I’m so good at it that I make it look easy.
BUT OH YOU THINK I’M DUMB #burnbabyburn
Well newsflash, I think I’m DUMBLEDORE. So it’s clearly obvious that we both have different opinons. This is what I have to say to anyone who has ever said that anyone is dumb (which PS they will never say that to your face, but here I am saying this to your face): F you.
Please do not define my accomplishments, my success, my life and my being as illiterate. Maybe my brain works differently than yours which we should appreciate. Maybe I enjoy different activities than you. Maybe my head is always in the clouds and I live in a completely different world than you. Maybe I’m not a good speller and abuse spell check or that I laugh at the lamest and cheesiest third-grade crap that doesn’t define my education level because I do hold two degrees from two different colleges. But maybe I don’t brag about it. Maybe I can’t say the word poop without blushing and giggling because yes I giggle. Maybe I don’t spit my knowledge of technology, books, beauty, or writing in your face day in and day out and really do enjoy watching The Bachelor over political debates – so I guess that gave you the right to judge and label me as dumb? Well, maybe I think you have nothing better to do with your life than sit around and feel entitled.
Well, so be it. In that case, I am d.u.m.b.: Deceiving U Monkey Butt. [Updated 8/14/15, 4:30 pm: Someone smarter than I pointed out d.u.m.b also stands for: Don’t Underestimate My Brian. Bazinga] [Updated 8/14/15, 4:35 pm: BRAIN* but Brian too. Sure. Seee, I really need spell check all the time]
My lovely BATPers, KNOW that words can hurt – and if you believe in it for even a millisecond – it will slow you down for an eternity. Have a good weekend darlings and don’t let anyone bring you down. Ever.