Maybe you have noticed this or not--but my reactions to things are not normal. I do not know if it is just general contrariness, or after all of the nastiness I have seen through my work, or what it is, but I am extremely unpredictable in my reactions to hot issues in the news. The only thing that is predictable about me is that whatever my reaction is, it will likely be the opposite of normal people.
For example, the Chilean miners? I do not care. Do not ask my why, and I am ashamed to admit it, but I totally do not care. I only know two other people with the same reaction (and oddly, they are two of my best friends). The rest of the world was traumatized. Not us. Terrible atrocities in the world? Eh--not my thing. Major family medical emergency? I pretty much have no visible reaction, it just goes on the calendar to be handled. But Christian the Lion on TV, and I practically need to be sedated. I cried at the frigging Freestyle Reining at Congress and I do not even KNOW those people. Mess up my training schedule and I am likely to have a full on come apart. Back the truck into the dumpster at the farm? Ugh, but who really cares. Bring up my Uncle Don and his marble collection, and I will completely lose it in hysterical tears.
I am telling you, I am not a normal person, and I know this. It is embarrassing, but it is true all the same. My oddities are so well known that my family knows how to set me off by bringing up certain topics (like Don and the marbles), knowing I will end up in a pile on the floor while they point and laugh.
My newest peculiar reaction is something that has been in the news lately.
Evidently, there is a bad batch of heroin going around and people are overdosing willy nilly. Like 9 people in the recent weeks or so, in a metro-East County--so not just a few people, but a bunch of them
My first thought is--who gives a shit? It is not like it is bad insulin for pete's sake, something that people need. It is heroin. It is easily avoided, unlike something you have to have to stay alive. ODing is a risk you take with potent drugs. So what's with the outrage over the bad heroin?
Seems like a fair way to clean the gene pool to me--these people choose to take it, it is not forced on them, so if it goes bad--oh well.
My second thought is that I am going to hell for thinking like this, because I am sure family members etc are devastated about losing these people. You cant help who you love. So that is my disclaimer.
Am I the only person who is completely out of whack?