As I was cut off for the second or third time the other day during a 10 minute drive it occurred to me how so many of the worlds conflicts could be avoided if all involved parties would simply step back, take a deep breath and in the snarky tone of their choosing yell or mutter or sigh out the word “whatever”. Go ahead and try it the next time someone wrongs you and see if I’m not right. Start small, maybe at the grocery store. Instead of ramming your cart repeatedly into the one that some jackknife has left sitting in the middle of the aisle, quietly say “whatever, jackknife” and go around.
Next try it at a family function. Instead of trying to defend your candidate against an entire dinner table of haters simply say “whatever” and take that last biscuit everyone’s been eyeing.
Soon you will be a “whatever” pro and no one will be able to get under your skin. Other people will notice and they will start “whatever”-ing all over the place. It will quickly go global and even world leaders will start to use this all-powerful word. Our government will begin to work as it hasn’t in years as the House and Senate one up each other with “whatevers”. Conflicts and trade embargoes will simply never start because the guys at the top will “whatever” the problem away…
Utopia is but one word of sarcastic apathy away.