Life Lessons That I Learned In 2020

2020 was a terrible year.
And 2021 hasn’t been great so far.

Here’s what I learned in 2020:

1. Nice people don’t have a place in this world.

And that’s just how life works unfortunately.
If you’re always nice to people, someone, somewhere, is going to think you’re a sissy. Or a pussy.
Then you’ll lose respect. If people don’t respect you, they’ll treat you like shit.

2. Religious organizations don’t deserve free services.

Religious organizations get a lot of donations. And many of them usually look for volunteers to do all the work for free.
So where does all the money go?
Who’s pockets are getting deeper?

Innocent naive people get used up and then discarded while newer victims await their traumatizing experience.

3. Never trust the government. Never trust the politicians.

The government is like a big septic tank.
Looking for a good honest politician is like looking for a clean white cloth in the sewers.
You may find a cloth, but it’s gonna be filthy and some stains may remain after multiple washes.

4. Humans are a terrible species in general.

Here’s a simple question:
Is there someone in your family that you can’t stand?
Now, if people in your family suck, what makes you think the rest of the world is any different?

5. If you want to be happy, stay single.

Now this is a tough one.
Everyone thinks the grass is greener on the other side.
It isn’t.
Your brain is playing tricks on you.
What you think is green grass is actually scrub full of thorns and snakes.

Here’s a better one.
There’s no water in the far distance.
What you see is a mirage.
I know you’re thirsty.
I know you have hopes and dreams.
But walking all the way through the desert won’t quench your thirst.

I know what you’re thinking: No pain No gain.
Forget about it.
No amount of pain and hardships is worth the nothing that you’ll gain.

Oh, I got one more for you!
Saved the best for the last!

Dig a hole my friend. Find a cave. And hide in it.
It is your only relief from the scorching sun.

I really don’t know where I’m going with this.

6. Beware of the capitalist corporate crooks who have invaded the FOSS community.

I’ve discovered a number of capitalist corporate crooks who have gathered following in the FOSS community.
They’re out there to change people’s minds and turn them into capitalist corporate slaves.
These deceitful snakes must be avoided at all costs.

7. If you want to be happy, live alone.

I just remembered this.
This one’s an even tougher pill to swallow.
But it’s true.

What’s harder in life?
Being surrounded by a bunch of self-centered selfish narcissists or being surrounded by empty space?
Being surrounded by people who despise and criticize you or being surrounded by empty space?

8. Families don’t want what’s best for you; they want what’s best for them.

Everyone’s in it for themselves.
One wants to “preserve” the family reputation or “save the family name” from disgrace, another has eyes on your assets, and yet another just wants you to hang around so they can pick on you.

9. Consistency is the key.

Everything that I pursued consistently was an achievement.
Even if it wasn’t fruitful, it was something that I could build on. And that’s better than nothing.

10. Coronavirus came from China.

I’m just throwing this in for the kicks.
Ever since the lockdown began, my year was ruined. And I still feel like I had one year of my life with nothing to show for.
So I’m just taking another opportunity to stomp on Xi Jinping’s tiny hairy nuts.
Bam! Bam! Bam!
And if you’ve got anything to say in China’s defense, please leave a comment so that we could become enemies.

As of this writing, China has 87,331 cases.
The US has 22M cases and India has 10.4M.
Can someone with a bigger brain explain these numbers?