This new habit of tagging everything bad that happens in our life in Taiwan as a ‘microaggression’ is becoming ridiculous. I realize that guy in Japan wrote a compelling article that many of us can relate to, but I just can’t buy into every stupid thing that happens here that I may not particularly like to be some nefarious plan to annoy or intimidate me by the collective masses.
I had a bit of constipation this morning, is my GI tract ‘microaggressing’ me? Ya know, I’d almost prefer it if I couldn’t poop at all, at least I’d know where I stand, but this little bit now, and struggle for a bit later, that is borderline evil, I see through its facade, and I know it is fucking with me!
No matter where you are in the world there are aggressive acts towards everyone all the time. It is called life. I’d much rather have someone tell me their surprise to my advanced chopsticking skills than pull up their shirt and show me the handle of a gun in their underwear, and I’d much rather have someone tell me my Chinese is good in small chat than to have some fat annoying bitch yell “excuse me Sir” in a rude manner to get my attention because I was not standing in the right place in a public space back home.
This need for constant outrage that we so often seek is fucking pathetic. We have the run of the house for the most part here in Taiwan and people want to continue to dwell on absolutely asinine shit and act offended like we are victims of some subtle mind game which is equal to or worse than overt racism.
The fuck out with that nonsense!
You want some aggressive treatment, come back in your next life as an Indonesian and clean toilets 6 and 1/2 days a week for some ungrateful fuck who truly doesn’t respect you or your culture and then cry me a river.
Life in Taiwan is good for whitey, and those who think otherwise would complain about anything, anywhere.
“Shut up, be happy.”