I think the tough lovin' "know it all" dad type is my least favorite personality type that exists.
When I had a Facebook, a "friend" of mine posted a statty update that was like, "Do you ever feel like you don't know why you get up in the morning?" or something. It wasn't even in a self pitying or maudlin way, it was just a sort of "off the cuff" observation, and some dude was like, "Maybe you wouldn't feel so shitty if you had a better attitude. People aren't going to like this, but you need to get over it. AIDS in Africa and shit." And a bunch of people "liked" that comment.
It's like, I like how in that person's world, there's no concept of scale, lol. There's like...no concept of consideration or difference. Like, unless you have AIDS, you better wake up with a fucking smile on your face and shut the fuck up, lol. Like, unless someone is dead, you better drink your tears motherfucker.
I feel like there's a subtype of that personality that's like, the self absorbed tough dad. It's the same personality, but it insists on like...constantly having a competition with everyone about how their life is worse. Like how their life is so much shittier than yours, and how they manage to stay collected and strong or something.
I feel like that's so fucking condescending and thoughtless, lol. Like...treating someone like they're a child who has no perspective.
The thing I don't understand is...people who do that obviously like learned it from somewhere, and it's REALLY hard for me to believe that when someone did that to them in the past, they responded really well to it. It's hard for me to believe that at some point, someone told that person like STFU and suffer in silence you little bitch, and they were like, Thank you, that was really helpful. Next time I see a sad person, that's how I'm gonna deal with them.
I don't know. I don't know.