Originally Posted by lawdog1
On another note, heard Mychal Thompson today on NBA radio. Way he was talking, dude really had me believing Lakers can compete for a Western Conference title. Positivity.
So what you're telling me is that Mychal does drugs.
All kidding aside, one of my difficulties with the general population is confusing positivity for naivete.
If my son were to come home from school like, "Daddy, I wanna do football again this year, and I want you to coach again so you can have the QB throw to me every time this year because I'm going to get a TD EVERY TIME... promise!", I know people would say that the appropriate response there is something like, "Awesome! Sounds good, son! Let's do it! *high five* "
I find that counter-productive and delusional.
He ain't getting no damn TD every time, we ain't contending for the West, and I'm not going to call it 'positive thinking' when someone talks like that. I'm'a call it delusional and naive.
(Btw, THESE are the kinds of things I was talking about when I said I'm too real for some people. Remember? I mentioned removing emotion from certain situations, and you mentioned that I should just call it what it was: having an excuse to be a jerk. Good times.
But yeah, THESE are the kinds of things I was talking about. I'm not going to entertain Mychal's talk of our Western Conference contention. If THAT'S being a jerk, I guess you still think I'm a jerk, and I'm ok with that... which probably makes me even more of a jerk.