My Rant About “Bullshit” and a reminder from Robert Frost

For those of you who didn’t know, I’m 35 years old. In this day and age I’m really getting frustrated about the gigantic amount of bullshit that is flying around.

When it comes to relationships I’ve heard it all before. At my age hearing all your friends (who are either married with kids or in steady relationships) tell you that “the right one will come onto your path” or “the right chick is gonna sweep you off your feet” or “you were both just from two way too different worlds” kinda gets repetitive (especially if you’ve heard the same thing over and over from them over the last 15 years).

To avoid these conversations I’ve been embracing my inner passion for local music and blogging and partying my arse off every chance that I could get. It’s really been helping me getting over one of my exes the last 3 months. Because of this attitude, I’ve met a TON of new people in this time period (and meeting new interesting people is ALWAYS a good thing)

I’m also tired of the over-hype going around for popular music, unimportant news headlines, really crappy movies like Twilight, books like “50 Shades of Grey” and reality TV shows (in a shape or form). I refrain from overly ranting on my Twitter account about it, because it gets repetitive and boring. And I’m actually actively trying not to be a douche.

Nowadays if I see anything related to Nicky Minaj, Justin Bieber, Keisha, Lady Gaga, Twilight, Masterchef, the next “big thing” in Afrikaans pop music, Nickelback, some or other over-hyped political issue / news story / Twitter hashtag or any other form of bullshit that is floating around, I simply going into ignore mode. This way I’m still in my own happy place (which is bullshit free by the way).

I’ve learned to assess anything that comes on my path and if I smell bullshit a 100 metres away I’ll choose to ignore it for the sake of my own sanity and choose NOT to rant about it on Twitter until I’ve formed my official opinion about it. So I won’t be acting out my hatred like the main character in “God Bless America” anytime soon though – I promise.

I stumbled upon this quote from American Poet Robert Frost and I think its an excellent reminder to all of us who are REALLY getting really tired of Bullshit.

Sums it up, doesn’t it? If you have your own opinion about this, feel free to comment on this post and let me know.l I would love to hear from you. Feedback is appreciated and welcome. Feel free to share this post with your friends on Facebook and Twitter if you’ve found it enlightening.

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Henno Kruger
Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant and co-founder of SA Music Zone
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  • I guess we each have our something to say about it on our respective blogs (mine being … I’m sorry. I’m also sorry you found it appropriate to include me in your rant about bullshit. I have been honest with you, looked past the rants and the slants and the late night inappropriate messages, but all is fair in public opinion, so by all means post away about how it’s all bullshit.

    • I was merely expressing how I deal with things. This wasn’t aimed at you. We’ve both moved on and I have accepted that. I was merely expressing myself about being tired of “all the same bullshit” about relationships in general. It never ends well for me.

      And I’m ranting about Bullshit in general in the post (Twilight, Justin Bieber, etc) not about you. Relationships aren’t one of my focus points at the moment, I have a lot on my plate to deal with before I can venture into that territory. So for now, that’s on the sideline.

      I didn’t mean to offend you or anything like that and if I have, I’m sorry. I know you’ve been honest with me and I’ve actually learned a lot from the whole situation. It hasn’t been easy for both us, I know that. In fact I appreciate your friendship and I don’t think that’s bullshit at all.

      • lexamantis

        Thanks Henno… guess some things take more time than others and I feel bad enough for hurting someone like you as it is, so the slant referring to me and bullshit in the same breath after I’ve tried to handle things amicably just hit a nerve, even if it’s deserved…. As for Estelle’s comments about my self esteem and name – yes, it’s an alias, I’m also known as the ex he is referring to in this post…

  • Estelle

    Didn’t know you dated Nicky Minaj, Justin Bieber, Keisha, Lady Gaga or someone from Nickelback. Must be cause those are the only names mentioned in the post, this Lexamantis must be an alias. (also cunningly whoring for web traffic, I’ll take notes 😉

    • I’d probably be pulling my hair out out of frustration if I dated Justin Bieber, Nicky Minaj or Lady Gaga. And I don’t swing that way.

      • Estelle

        Well my response was aimed at the lady with the self esteem issues but good to know you’re not batting for the she-man teams 🙂

  • Colleen

    You & I have chatted about this before Henno, you need to be careful about saying that music or books or whatever are bullshit. They really aren’t, they are just not your taste. Yes, I don’t particularly like the things that you mentioned either and won’t go out of my way to listen to them, but at the same time I respect other people’s rights to listen to them, talk about them, etc. That is what a mute button is for 😉

    You’re sounding way too tense dude, we need to have another black label together some time 😉

    • Thanks for your feedback Colleen, I know you said that about the books, etc. And YES to the Black Label 🙂 I can never say no to that 😛

      • Colleen

        Hahahaha … AND you know that I said it about music …. the particular conversation started after you’d had unflattering things to say about an Afrikaans singer & I told you that you shouldn’t say things like that because some people do enjoy that kind of music, it was just not your taste :p

        Yes, I know that you never would, that’s why I said it by name 😉

  • Colleen

    But that’s just my (not so humble, cos I don’t do humble) opinion 😉

  • Jovana

    I’m 26 and already I’m hearing that bullshit about relationships. ‘The one is out there’, ‘Stop looking and he’ll appear’… or even worse, the guilt-ridden chime-ins: “When are you going to settle down?”, “You’re getting old, shouldn’t you find a husband?”, “Aren’t you scared you won’t find anyone?”

    The truth of the matter is… I’m happy being single. I have a full work life, that I love (I do full-time internet marketing), I get to travel because I work from my laptop. There is so much I want to do and see before I tie down the knot.

    Awesome post. Agree with most of it 🙂 Nice to see a SA blogger rocking it on!

  • Victor Mature

    So your pre male-menopusal. Don’t worry about now – it will get worse in the future!

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