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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Two Kinds of People

The world is split into two distinct groups.

This realization came to me recently after my iPod—supposedly using a random song selection procedure—popped up two oddly similar tunes in a row for me.

The first, Lindsey Buckingham’s “Go Insane,” includes the line: “Two kinds of people in this world/Winners, losers.”

Immediately after, I heard a song entirely about the concept, Rush’s “Half the World,” with lyrics like:

Half the world hates what half the world does every day
Half the world waits while half gets on with it anyway
Half the world lives, half the world makes
Half the world gives while the other half takes


And it wouldn’t stop. Revelations blinded me as I opened my ears and eyes, confirming that there are indeed two kinds of people. With thanks to Amazon.com (for having pages to link to), here are some examples:Which kind of person are you?

What other divisions of people come to mind?

32 Comments:

At August 29, 2007 10:00 PM, Blogger Mike replied to my musings ...

Finally!!!! First to comment!!!! I think... Those who remember and those who forget. LOL I feel there are those who are thinkers, and those who do, and precious few who can think and then do. I'm an action person when the chips are down, I'm at my best. Planning, well, not so great. My older brother is the opposite, very meticulous planner, not as good on his feet.

 
At August 30, 2007 12:05 AM, Blogger Lee Ann replied to my musings ...

I am another division of people...Middle Child. I think I am half and half of the two divisions!

 
At August 30, 2007 5:48 AM, Anonymous whatigotsofar replied to my musings ...

I'm one of those Lindsey called a loser. Waahoo!

 
At August 30, 2007 9:32 AM, Blogger goldennib replied to my musings ...

Some people talk the talk, other people walk the walk. I can walk and talk while using chalk on the dock while people gawk.

 
At August 30, 2007 9:36 AM, Blogger Mike replied to my musings ...

I think I side on all of the links. I'm pretty logical. I'll listen to other peoples ideas and beliefs to make my own conclusions, but as soon as you try to force them on me, you lose all credibility and I shut you out.

 
At August 30, 2007 9:44 AM, Blogger Godwhacker replied to my musings ...

There are essentially two kinds of people in the world. There are those with a washer and a dryer in their home and those who use communal laundry facilities, laundry mats, or beat their cloths clean with a stick riverside. "Are those your cloths on that rock?"

But hey! Just because there are no aliens at Area 51 doesn’t mean that the Kennedys were not murdered as part of an intergovernmental coup. Further, with all those lone nuts running around killing people in the 60’s, it seems more than a coincidence that our United States government had a very real program to create mind controlled assassins called MKULTRA . This isn’t conspiracy theory, it is a fact and the information contained in the link is not something thought up by some nut job, it is part of an actual hearing that took place on the floor of the U.S. Senate. So too did The Senate Select Comitee on Assassinations conclude "on the basis of the evidence available to it, that President John F. Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy."

So to that I will say that there are two more classes of people in the world; those who know that there are all kinds of bad actors with bad intentions and those who chose to ignore what their eyes and there minds tell them to be true. And which of these twois clinging to the fallacy of a psychological need; the ones who believe that governments and shadow governments only do good, or those who are ready to face the truth, however ugly it may be?

 
At August 30, 2007 11:55 AM, Anonymous Bruce replied to my musings ...

In the last three years, I've become one of those people who withdraw into themselves; almost cocoon-like, because of a traumatic event(or series of events). I'm not thrilled about it, but hey; shit happens.

 
At August 30, 2007 3:36 PM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

Mike: It's about you were first, damn you! I guess I'm in your latter category, because I can't remember why that should worry me ...

Lee Ann: I'm the second of two kids, so I suppose I'm half a middle child.

WIGSF: The only person who can make you a loser is yourself.

GN: What, no hawk caulking?

Mike: That's where I tend to be, too (as if you couldn't guess).

-- david

 
At August 30, 2007 3:36 PM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

GW: Good one. I've belonged to both laundry crowds ... I'll let you guess which one I prefer!

GW: You and I agree to disagree about conspriacy theories--and I do so with respect, as you know. Just two quick corrections on your citation: There was no Senate Select Committee on Assasinations, only the House SCA. And the sole basis for the HCSA's statement you quote was the conclusion of a "probability" of a fourth shot. However, subsequent analysis of the police motorcycle Dictabelt recording (upon which, alone, that fourth-shot assessment is based) has proved the fourth-shot conclusion to be in error. Twelve of the country's top ballistic acoustics experts discredited the fourth-shot idea completely in 1982, finding that the noise actually came about one minute after the assassination. Even the lawyer hired to make the best possible case for a conspiracy before an actual jury in the late 1980s did not raise the fourth-shot Dictabelt error at the trial.

Bruce: That is understandable--no need to feel odd about it. We all appreciate you here.

-- david

 
At August 30, 2007 5:34 PM, Blogger Perplexio replied to my musings ...

Some other divisions that come to mind:

Those who can't fish, and those who are master baiters.

Those who can't speak properly, and those who are cunning linguists.

Those who shop at Wal-Mart, those who avoid it like the plague.

Those who blame others for all their troubles and those who take responsibility for their own actions.

 
At August 30, 2007 7:45 PM, Blogger Godwhacker replied to my musings ...

Hi David,
as always we should agree to disagree without being disagreeable. And I stand corrected on the name of that committee, even though that is only one of a plethora of tidbits that still raise questions with me.

But still, conspiracies do happen and we should be careful not to lump the improbable in with the highly improbable or impossible. But maybe someday we'll discuss some of this over some drinks. I'll bring the tequila and lime, you provide the grain of salt.

 
At August 30, 2007 8:27 PM, Blogger BeckEye replied to my musings ...

Another division: People who think Lindsey Buckingham is hot, and people who are blind. :)

 
At August 30, 2007 10:36 PM, Blogger Beth replied to my musings ...

I'm one of those who just wants to sing and dance and enjoy life. Yeah, I'm a simple dork.

And, BeckEye, I'm with you in the "Lindsey Buckingham is hot" category.

 
At August 31, 2007 1:41 AM, Blogger Phats replied to my musings ...

I dunno about other groups but I want to be categorized as a winner for sure.

 
At August 31, 2007 7:36 AM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

Perplexio: Good ones. Especially the pun-ishing ones.

GW: We certainly agree that questioning things is good. We seem to differ primarily on whether open questions imply deeper causes/conspiracies. I would enjoy talking about all these things over drinks at some point, too--what a great idea. Next time I get to Florida, we'll see what we can do!

Beckeye: Hmmmm. I've never looked at him in that way. He's not an ugly man, to be sure, but he always seemed to look a bit like a weasel to me ... does that make me blind?

Beth: Singing and dancing is a good thing. Why is that dorky?

Phats: If you want to be a winner, then make it so. You're in control.

-- david

 
At August 31, 2007 3:26 PM, Blogger Phats replied to my musings ...

OK Dr Phil will do hahaha

 
At September 01, 2007 2:21 PM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

Yet another division:

There are people who take two weeks away for a much-needed beach vacation ... and those who don't.

I'm in the first group, so I'll probably check in infrequently, if at all, for a while. See you later!

-- david

 
At September 02, 2007 3:41 AM, Blogger ChickyBabe replied to my musings ...

Those who lead and those who follow. Neither is better than the other, as long as they're comfortable within themselves.

 
At September 02, 2007 12:39 PM, Blogger Janet replied to my musings ...

Isn't it amazing the kernels of wisdom that can come from ipod Russian Roulette?

 
At September 03, 2007 11:04 PM, Blogger :P fuzzbox replied to my musings ...

There are those that do and those that don't. There are those that can and those that can't. There are those that will and those that won't. Most people are just looking for someone who might.

 
At September 04, 2007 7:44 PM, Blogger Jeff replied to my musings ...

The obvious, those who are liberal and those who are conservative. Something interesting I've noticed with shuffling my Ipod is that I get a lot of songs from the same genre, when shuffling the other day I had a ton of punk songs from the likes of the Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Ramones, and in reality, punk music makes a very small portion of my Ipod.

 
At September 05, 2007 5:57 AM, Blogger An80sNut replied to my musings ...

Hmmm... people that eat the icing in the Oreo first and people that take the object as it is? Great to have a concept fall into your lap with two great songs. Rush's meanderings into Ayn Rand territory always leave me in deep contemplation. Great writing.

 
At September 06, 2007 12:29 PM, Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen replied to my musings ...

I usually always let my emotions control me...I HATE that.

 
At September 06, 2007 1:59 PM, Blogger DaBich replied to my musings ...

There are those that do and those that don't. I do.

 
At September 07, 2007 3:33 AM, Blogger tworabbitshow replied to my musings ...

I am the kind of person who eats an enormous bowl of ice cream immmediately before bed even though they know it will give them a horrible stomachache. Owwwww.

 
At September 09, 2007 2:48 PM, Blogger goldennib replied to my musings ...

Are you game? Please play with me.

 
At September 09, 2007 8:07 PM, Blogger Rocketstar replied to my musings ...

those that deserve to live, and those that deserve to die.

 
At September 10, 2007 3:49 PM, Blogger The Phoenix replied to my musings ...

Those that think Britney Spears bombed at MTV's VMA show...and those that...um...think that Britney Spears bombed at MTV's VMA show.

 
At September 10, 2007 7:03 PM, Blogger On My Watch replied to my musings ...

those who get it and those who don't.

those who work and those who freeload.

those who ask for permission and those who ask for forgiveness.

i'd say more, but i'm pretty you're one of those who gets it. :)

 
At September 16, 2007 1:09 AM, Blogger Barbara (aka Layla) replied to my musings ...

hey, where you been? I miss you.

 
At September 16, 2007 5:02 PM, Blogger Phats replied to my musings ...

WAY TO GO DUKE!!

 
At October 06, 2007 7:54 AM, Blogger Janet replied to my musings ...

I think I'm a mystery because I fall into a number of different categories. I listen to conspiracy theories, I worry about things that haven't happened yet and I like both being in the right and helping others find it as well.

Not sure what this says about me.

 

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