Today’s been long and tiring. Most days are. :P
You’re walking down a hallway and at the end of it, you see Slenderman and the monster from SCP. What do you do?
For any of you who even bothered with my previous post, this is the video.
“So just as an example, it’s probably easiest to illustrate with something concrete, if your id’s telling you you’re attracted to your nerdy best friend, your superego might tell you that World of Warcraft,” (or video games in general, really…) “paladins aren’t really boyfriend material. This would cause anxiety. So what you might do to sort of deal with this stress you’re feeling ‘cause you’re attracted to someone inappropriate, is you tell your friends that you’re worried that your best friend is attracted to you… projection, where you take your unacceptable desire and you project it onto someone else… to deal with the stress that’s caused by wanting something society tells you you shouldn’t have.”
Look at that. That is a quote from a video we watched in my review in AP psychology the other day. “…attracted to SOMEONE INAPPROPRIATE.” I’m sorry, but, excuse me? It is “inappropriate” to be attracted to a nerd, to someone who plays video games? When I heard that, I was offended, Being a guy who plays lots of games, even though I’m used to belittling myself, that offended me a lot at first. It makes me angry that in a video about Freudian defense mechanisms (or if it was in any video), that it would be considered inappropriate to even have a crush on a nerd, let alone date one (the video doesn’t even go there. Probably for the better). What’s so wrong with guys who play video games? Yes, there are those guys who are stupid and ignore everyone when they play video games. But that’s not what this is about. This is about just someone who does it in general. I want to know what’s so “inappropriate” about liking a nerd. Please, enlighten me.