Brother! Prussia X Reader- Reddit's Better!You smiled when you saw you had ten new deviant watch messages. You click on one and begin reading it. Your brother, Gilbert, decides to pop in and looks over your shoulder at the reader insert you’re reading.Brother! Prussia X Reader- Reddit's Better!2 years ago in Short Stories
“Watcha reading?” You groan in annoyance. “Go away Gilbert.” School was bad enough today without your annoying brother bugging you. All you wanted to do was read your Hetalia reader inserts in peace.
“Geez schwester just wanted to see what you were doing.” He walks towards the door of your bedroom. You sigh in relief. Finally, peace and quiet.
“Reddit’s better.” You spin around in your chair to face your brother. “What did you say?” He grins. “I said, ‘Reddit’s better’.” He waves his phone, where the Reddit homepage shines mockingly at you.
You get up and stomp over to your brother. “Take that back!” You growl. Gilbert shakes his head. “Nope, Reddit is better!
Arguing With IdiotsWe all have our addictions. For some, it's smoking. For others, it's drinking. And for many others, it's porn. For me, it's arguing on the internetthe most fruitless endeavor since Sisyphus rolling a boulder up a hill.Arguing With Idiots3 years ago in Editorial
I don't know what compels me to argue. I guess it's this naive notion that, if you encounter someone with an incorrect belief and you provide them logic, reason, and evidence to the contrary, that they will abandon their belief. If that were the case, the world wouldn't be plagued with birthers, truthers, anti-vaccers, Keynesians, and other idiots with blatantly incorrect beliefs. You can lead an idiot to knowledge but you can't make them think.
So I know that arguing with people rarely changes their minds. So why do I persist with arguing? Do I derive pleasure from it? Hardly! If anything, it gives me grief. There's nothing more frustrating than knowing someone is demonstrably wrong, and even when you prove to them that they are, not only do they not admit it, but