Ok, so I just had this argument with a couple of friends and my conclusion is just that they're assholes. This might be hypocritical because I judge people more than I aught to. The thing is, I never say anything about it and I usually judge people on their overall personality. Even though I make initial judgements, I am usually open to new perceptions of people. Ok, so it's a dirty habit and I don't smoke but we got into a fight about cigarettes. I forget how they were brought up but whenever anything ranging from cigarettes to boat is brought up around my friend G when it's not his idea to bring them up as a joke, he shuts down. I can sense it. I feel how tense he can get. His face tightens, his voice changes and he starts speaking more logically. He puts on this mask with the idea that he's better than anyone who has even seen a cigarette butt on the side of the road. It pisses me off when people make these sorts of judgements against people. So, I mentioned that it pissed me off at dinner. I said, "I hate it when G shuts down when this topic comes up. I don't even want to f***ing talk about it". I said something else too but I forget what it was. So, G stated to compare smoking cigarettes to huffing spray paint so I was like "wtf? Why would you make that comparison? They're nothing alike. Smoking kills people eventually and doesn't even give everyone cancer yet huffing kills people in the first use. Not even the same league so you shouldn't compare those". So, my "logical" effing estp friend (not really friend, he pisses me off too much) who is always looking for a way to prove my logic a fallacy says "well they technically are kinda similar and you're supposed to compare things that are different". Then he brought up the time he tried to compare Hendrix with Slash and I told him off for it. Argggghhhhhh! Why are people so eager to prove their judgements logically? I am the one not making judgements against people yet, I'm the effing bad guy. For the record, what do you guys think about comparing Hendrix to Slash or nicotine to huffing. For one, comparing two guitarists is useless because it's really difficult to compare something so open ended as musical talent. Of course, there are exceptions to that though. Beethoven is better than J Biebz (sorry Biebz, love ya anyways). I also think it is silly to compare cigarettes to huffing. More dissimilar than similar.