|My husband's visual demo of my narrow-mindedness|
in the narrows at Zion last year
In my defense, I'm an INFJ on the Myers-Briggs personality test. The fact that I judge things, well, I was just born this way. SOOOOOOO..... IT'S NOT MY FAULT! YOU CAN'T JUDGE ME FOR BEING NARROW MINDED! Unless you can. And I guess you can. Because I don't want to be a hypocrite on top of being narrow minded. Duhhhhhhh.
My narrow-mindedness is even narrow in scope. It doesn't apply to society in general, as I'm extremely liberal politically. My judgements are far more personal.
Like the music I enjoy. Which was the reference to my husband's original comment. I only enjoy music that is thought provoking, intricately composed and hand crafted by artisans. I don't enjoy crap someone spit out with stupid ass lyrics only carried by a sick beat, a bad reputation or simply because they're pretty and/or odd in some way. In other words, I-G-G-Y spells crap in my book.
TV is much the same. I don't watch any fictional shows. I'm sure there's good ones out there, but I just can't get myself to watch them. Not when there's so many good non-fictional choices. Like Frontline, The Daily Show, Chopped, Through the Wormhole, American Ninja Warrior and a whole glorious channel devoted to History. HISTORY I SAID!
And stuff? Well I like my stuff old and cheap. Kinda like me. So thrift stores? YEESSSSSS. Coach purses? NOOOOOOOO. Unless I found the coach purse at a thrift store for say $5. Then score! I'd just rather save my money for experiences.
But not in Las Vegas. Where everything I hate is one place. Bright, flashy, up-all night, crowded, excessive, frivolous, celebrity worshipping crap. Not that I've ever been. Cause I haven't, nor do I want to go in order to prove myself right. Because as a narrow minded person, I know I'm right without actually having any first hand experience. Which is awesome because it saves both time and money.
And I'm a big fan of time. Time spent cooking, hiking, sleeping, alone, reading, writing, walking (in practical, comfortable shoes of course), traveling off the beaten path, learning, ruminating, nagging my family and being in a small group of good friends for short bursts of time.
Oh my god, I'm a narrow minded snob! Unless I'm Andy Rooney. And I'm not even sure which one is worse. I'm going to have to ruminate on that. Maybe a walking meditation off the beaten path in comfy shoes that gets me home at a reasonable hour so I can watch 60 Minutes would be best.