When former RNC Chairman and 2004 Bush campaign chairman Ken Mehlman announced this week that he is “gay” there was a scramble to analyze why The World as We Know It didn’t end: Because we’re in a fiscal crisis says the NY Times; Gerson at WaPo, a broader shift in attitudes; and we already knew, for gosh sake.
Even better, this reminded me of something more global that has made my life better, so I thought I’d share it:
I. Don’t. Care.
I don’t care if Ken Mehlman gets hot looking at pictures of Tom Cruise. I don’t care if Tom Cruise gets hot looking at pictures of Ken Mehlman. I don’t care if the guy in the next cubicle over is gay, bi, LGBTUB40, or completely asexual as long as he kicks into the coffee fund on schedule.
I don’t care who Jennifer Anniston is screwing. No, I really, REALLY don’t care who any celebrity is screwing. I don’t care what drugs what’s-her-name the former Disneykid is doing. I don’t care about the nationality of the children actors adopt, nor their political opinions, nor their scientific conclusions about global warming. I don’t care about Michelle Obama’s wardrobe. I don’t care whether the Obamas adopted a fucking rescue dog or bought a $4,000 purebred whose brothers and sisters were all culled.
I don’t care about your therapy, your astrology or your fucking feng shui. I don’t care if my chicken dinner died happy. I don’t care if your ancestors got screwed over if it was more than one generation ago, if less, go to court. I don’t care about professional soccer, tennis or the WNBA.
I don’t care about the percentage of Palestinians or Pakistanis who have a “favorable” impression of the U. S. A. in opinion polls. I don’t care what university your degree is from or what kind of car Daddy bought for you.
I really, really don’t care about your feelings or your good intentions.
Not caring about the unimportant is a prescription for a happy life!
For the record, I’m not “gay” and I wouldn’t mind having a go or three with Jennifer Anniston, if I wasn’t married.
(Image courtesy of Eye of Polyphemus)