Am I abnormal or is the rest of the world just crazy?

I went online today and saw a “news” story about how Chrissy Teigen went to dinner and a ton of people somehow equated this to her being a terrible mother and a horrible person. If you don’t know anything about Chrissy Teigen neither do I but it doesn’t really matter, except she had a baby a week ago and then went out for dinner with her husband a night ago, sans baby. And then a bunch of strangers decided this was their business for some reason and got so offended by a woman having dinner that they tried to shame her and make her out to somehow be the worst person in the world. Kudos to Chrissy Teigen for not giving a shit about any of this ridiculousness but stories like these just make me ask who are these people and where do they come from? Why do they care about such insignificant things and with such intensity no less? I just don’t get it.

I like baseball, Blue Jays fan since childhood. I watch all the games, I follow news about the team, own a couple jerseys, and will defend the bat flip to the end, basically I’m a big fan of anything Blue Jays. We are currently 21 games into a 162 game season and I see fans flip-flopping their opinions so fast it makes my head hurt. If they win a game, no doubt about it they’re winning the whole thing, World Series all the way. If they lose a game, last year’s run was a fluke, they all suck, they need new management, pitching, hitting, etc. You don’t even need to know anything about baseball, just basic logic should tell you this makes no sense. Maybe you want to call it passion for the game but since when did passion have to be irrational? I really don’t get it.

Everyone should be able to pee in peace. Seems obvious, or so I thought, until a bunch of people realized they don’t know what transgender means and got afraid instead of trying to learn something. Think of the children, won’t somebody think of the children!, they say in their best Helen Lovejoy voice. Well guess what, it’s not like transgender folks have just been holding it in until now. They’ve been peeing in the same bathrooms as your children forever and the only difference now is that you know about it, which actually makes it more dangerous for them than for your children because now they have to worry even more about your ignorance and intolerance causing them trouble when all they want to do is pee. And if a pedophile wants to dress as a woman to get your child, he could already do that if he wanted to but it doesn’t happen because it’s a really stupid plan to attack someone in broad daylight with a bunch of people around. Oh and if it was such a great idea you’d probably hear about it happening to young boys a lot more than you do because, hey, they don’t have to dress up there, but I don’t hear anyone so worried about the children that they suggest separate bathrooms for kids and for adults. Because it’s not about the children, it’s about fear and ignorance. Just let people pee in peace.

Everyday I see this insanity all over the place, whether it’s hoax articles proclaimed as truth, battles against discrimination (haven’t we done this before, why do we have to fight tooth and nail for every inch of progress?), and pretty much every news article about the American presidential election. When did we forget those old adages like think before you speak, don’t believe everything you hear, learn from your mistakes, and treat others the way you want to be treated.

The definition of sanity is acting in a normal manner but sometimes when I’m awash in all the ridiculousness I wonder, if I’m the only one who’s not crazy does that make me the insane one?