Hello, Ignorance? It’s me, Logic.

Here’s an age old question: Are we alone in the universe?

I mean, the universe is so vast and infinite, can we really be alone? Can there really be no one else? I mean, we haven’t even scratched the surface in terms of what we know about space and yet we’re so eager to confirm that we’re the only living beings here. We are so tiny and insignificant compared to what lies beyond.

Sure, I can’t prove that there is anyone else out there but I also can’t disprove it. We’re here. Living, breathing, existing. Aren’t we evidence enough that life in this cosmos is possible? We are capable of existing here, but nobody else? I don’t buy it. Logically, something else has to exist. If we can, anyone else can.

Anyway, that’s not the point of this post, I’m merely setting the tone.

I got into an argument with my boyfriend yesterday about female beauty standards. I bet you can already imagine how that went. We got to the topic of women and hairy legs. I had mentioned I haven’t shaved mine recently – since it’s not summer vacation and I’m not in booty shorts and bikinis every goddamn day, whats the need? So he lifted my jeans up from my ankles a little bit to find some stragglers. His reaction was all but pleasant.

Ew, gross. What the hell? Wow ok, I can’t un-see that

Brutal amirite ladies? Honestly, that’s not even what bothered me. I mean, I’ve been through high-school and trust me, those bitches are nasty. What bothered me was his lack of acknowledgement to the possibility that not everyone would react in the same way he did. Let me set the scene.

I started questioning why he found it so horrendous that there was hair on my legs. I mean, it’s no different from the hair on my arms. His response was “it’s not attractive.” Not really an answer but wasn’t really expecting much. I then said “well, that’s your opinion.” He responds “yeah, and literally everyone else’s.”

That is what bothered me. I mean, he really just said that every person thinks that hairy legs on a woman is unattractive. Ok you know what, I believe that some men do think that. But all of them? All 4 billion of them? You mean to tell me that not one single man does not care whether a woman has hairy legs? “I will give you $20 if you can find one person who doesn’t care” (Easiest $20 I ever made).

I just don’t understand how someone can be narrowminded. To believe that every single person on the planet thinks like he does. That there is not even a slight possibility that one person thinks differently. I cannot fathom it. I mean, I really can’t. It’s 4 in the morning, this is literally keeping me up.

I can’t imagine making such a generalization. To think that 4 billion people think that way, like you. To deny the possibility that even one person may have a different opinion. What is that? Is it ignorance? I mean to argue without reason, even when someone is telling you that you cannot possibly know what 4 billion different people think about this one topic.

I know it seems that I’m frustrated about hairy legs, but it is so much more than that. The need to be right. The need to speak without knowing. The need to come to irrational, unfounded conclusions.

I just don’t get it.

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