Two Kinds Of People

There are people who believe there are two kinds of people and those who don’t. Who is right? Let’s peek over the fence and see.

Let’s say, for example, I believe there are two kinds of people and you don’t. So what! Or the opposite, you believe there are two kinds of people and I don’t. Ditto!

I believe there have always been two kinds of people––where never the twain shall meet.

And it never can meet because each person’s certainty about what-is (and how-things-should-be-done) is, at bottom, a belief.  And a belief, any belief, e.g., religious, political, moral, what–is, how-things-should-be-done, can’t be changed by rational argument. There is no argument that will convince a person who already believes there is no argument that can challenge what they believe to change his or her mind.

When I try to convince someone of my superior reasoning, or save them from an obvious (to me) error, I am tilting at windmills, wasting my time, and being rude. I have never gotten along with know-it-alls and I cringe when I find myself explaining to someone else why my way of thinking is best.

So in the end, for me, there really are only two kinds of people: me and you.

––and I just love you for your nutty ideas.

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