Atrocious: (adj) horrifyingly wicked or of a very poor quality
There are two words that should be used sparingly: atrocious and what I consider to be its opposite–glorious.
There aren’t many things in life that are atrocious, and equally true, a limited amount of glorious.
If I were to speak anything into a microphone that would announce a truth to the whole world, it would simply be, “Calm down.”
It’s never as bad as you make it, nor as good as you fake it.
So I will list for you today the 5 things I think are atrocious. I welcome you to disagree with me, hoping that in the process you will be able to discover what is wickedly horrible.
My 5 atrocious things:
- The seeming total loss of common courtesy.
- The creation of heroes whom we later decide to destroy.
- Insisting that politics is doomed to be unethical.
- Religion with no heart.
- People who give up too easily.
There you go. If you combine those 5 things together, I believe you will end up with the aching boredom which permeates our society, often creating a frustrating void.
These are atrocious–at least to me. What do you think? Do you have a list?
Maybe someday I will get to “G” in the dictionary and I can give you my “glorious” list.
But probably not in this lifetime.
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