After a long discussion on the blog post titeled “Your Life“, one of the contributors (katageek) came up with a much better angle than “Fuck It” or even “letting go”:
I suggest “So What?” over “Fuck it!” When it comes to kids. For two reasons:
1. “So what?” can trump any “That’s What.”
2. It’s not bastardizing sex, the coolest thing in life!
EXAMPLE FROM HISTORY:
GENGHIS KHAN: “I’ve conquered your people and slaughtered them.
TRIBAL LEADER: “Yeah, so what?”
GENGHIS KHAN: “SO WHAT? SO … WHAT? … I’ve conquered your people and killed them all but the finest women. Here is your wife. Watch as I, Genghis Khan rape and impregnate her at the height of her fertility as you watch. And then I will kill you in front of her THAT’S WHAT!”
TRIBAL LEADER: “Yeah, so WHAT? It’s been done before. Nothing new here.”
CONCLUSION: There is no “That’s what” that cannot be trumped by a “So what?” And by saying “Fuck it” to Genghis Khan, you are submitting to him cuz “fuck it” was what he was going to do.
Remember, 1 in every 200 people is descended from Genghis Khan.
But … So what?
I’d say this is a better angle for everyone, not just for kids.
The ingenious angle here is that “So what?” is a question. It encompasses both “fuck it” and “letting go” and directs the person to what comes next. It inspires the person to letting go and to look for solutions in a subtle way.
Now this provides an excellent example as to why I blog. You guys help shape my views. Melike.