I voted :)
So that’s good and all. I feel good about my choices.
I got to thinking about the concept of favorites. It really doesn’t make much sense to me anymore. Obviously there is the need to relate a preference to others, the need to express a deep affection for something, ie “this is my favorite sweater in the whole world!”, etc. But then there are all these other favorite things. Like on surveys or in those “ice breaker” games… as if notifying everyone that you’ve chosen a certain color to be your favorite is somehow indicative of who you are as a person.
I don’t really know what I think about it… but I do know why i started thinking about it.
First, the elections- I found it hard to find a favorite considering most of what I know about each of them is what they’ve done wrong.
Second, I was told by someone that the Beatles are their favorite band no matter what. I felt the need to reply with my favorite and realized that I couldn’t pick because it would be like hurting the feelings of all my good friends. Then I thought “that’s silly- their feelings can’t get hurt!” Then I thought “weirdo, just don’t pick a favorite…it’s not required!”
Third, the second discussion was brought about because we were watching this video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51-_F3klhrQ&NR
It’s Faith Hill throwing a smidgen of a tantrum because she didn’t win some award. Then I thought about award shows and how it doesn’t do anything for people really. I’m talking specifically about award shows though, the kind where people like Faith Hill feel entitled. The kind that has little to do with acknowledging accomplishments and more to do with being the one to win…
Anyway, that’s all I have to say about it for now. It’s not very cohesive thinking, sorry.
But watch the vid, it’s my favorite.
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You honestly didn’t have the time to type the ‘eo’?
So I read through your post, just kind of nodding my head. Not much thought going through it… but I thought you should know that your last line had me on the floor laughing.