1. Other people experience things differently
Hello. I’d like to speak for myself for a moment. Here goes nothing.
I am not a bastion of intellectual objectivity. I’m actually kind of a moron. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve come to terms with it. It’s kinda cool, actually.
My first thought on whether the Blake Griffin trade was good was to measure how much I was going to miss Tobias Harris against how much I thought I would grow to like Blake Griffin. I’m thusfar undecided. As is my opinion of the Joe Dumars regime. As is my backforming thoughts on whether or not Laimbeer was dirty but charming or dirty but actually no just dirty.
If I allow myself the leeway to be less than objective, I can’t deny someone else that same space. My missed call is the opponent’s fan’s ‘refs are letting the players play.” I can pause a video that so clearly demonstrates my point. You see that? You see that point I’m making? How can you argue against that really good point?
They can pause the video somewhere else to show that the contact was incidental. Or something. It’s not hard. We all find what we want to find. That’s not a problem unless you decide it’s worth the effort to make it one.
This is going to keep happening. All of this stuff is going to keep happening. What it comes down to is how each of us react to these eventualities. You can live within it or stand in the middle of a river and scream at the water to stay still. Experiencing the good in the regular season is easiest when you don’t police yourself or others.
Believe it or not, I’m not super into nihilism. There is much out of our control, but the secret to happiness isn’t finding or forcing control over a small bit. Things happen. Find joy. Basketball is fun.
Thank you. Very much we’re done here.