The Earth is as flat as my tummy. Which, unfortunately for me, is not as flat as I’d like it to be. I mean, when I suck it in, it looks perfectly fine but… Right, back to the flat-earth stuff.
Did you know there are still people in the world who think that the world is flat? Insane right? I mean, it’s so easy to prove otherwise. Yet some people are caught in this insane delusion that we live on a pancake – that governments all around the world are keeping it a secret for… reasons. Don’t as me what those reasons are, probably something to do with the Illuminati or some shit.
In many ways, flat-earthers are worrisome. We’ve known that the world is a globe for millennia, yet this small group is adamant that thousands of years worth of scientific learning is wrong – providing nothing in its place.
I’ve heard many theories about why people still believe in flat-earth nonsense – everything from ‘they have a subconscious need to feel special, a part of a limited-entry group’ to ‘they’re fucking stupid’. But I’m not sure about either of those, and I’m not sure I’ll ever find an answer for the wilful ignorance that humans show.
Because it’s not just flat-earthers, is it?
So many people in the world are wilfully, happily ignorant of reality. From climate change to sustainable power to the fact that pineapple on pizza is delicious. The world is burning, society is reaching a crumbling point, people are hateful and spiteful shits, fuckin’ everything is crazy.
I don’t know, I can kinda see the appeal of living in a delusional, one-dimensional world.
Or a two-dimensional one.
Get it? ‘Cause 2D is flat. And flat-earth. See? Hehehe.
Until next time, keep on smiling! (Even if everything seems a little shit right now, it’ll get better! (And if it doesn’t, we’re all gonna die one day anyway, and we’ll be too dead to care about shot shit everything is. So win, win, right?))