“I like Kayne (pronounced like citizen Kane) West’s verse as well”
“It’s pronounced ‘Kan-Ye’’ he corrected me with a chuckle.
A year later West popped into my life again. I was talking with my aunt about current events, to the extent a thirteen year old can discuss such a thing, and she asked me with a slightly disarming fervor if I was a Kanye West fan.
“No” I remarked innocently.
“I mean I liked that one song he was on but I would hardly call myself a fan” I thought.
“He’s prejudiced ya know” warned my aunt
I found out later that week that the man had apparently made a fool out of himself publicly, jumping on stage and drunkenly trying to disarm Taylor Swift of her newly received VMA Award, declaring “Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!”
At this point the only information I had received about Kanye was that he had made a pretty enjoyable contribution to a song I liked a year ago, and he apparently had acted very rude at some award show.
Growing older, and becoming more aware of the way the masses swayed, it became clear that Kanye West wasn 't very liked, and therefore must be a bad person. I was overall very passive about this topic. I had other things I was more interested in, like figuring out how to survive high school, but I gathered information regardless. Without trying, I learned things about Kanye, mostly negative, and mostly through the mainstream media. He wasn’t important to me, everyone said he was a narcissistic jerk, so I thought he probably was, although I didn 't care one way or another.
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...possible for you to know whether or not you’ll eventually apprehend new evidence, or a new event that reveals that something about your belief is wrong. As long as one has the ability to adjust their reality tunnel and accept this new contradictory information to be true they can continue along the path of logic and sanity. For some reason, perhaps due to the American school system like Wilson suggests, most Americans, and perhaps most people in general, are incapable of logic. I see it more as people being capable of logic but choose to act against it repeatedly throughout their lives out of what I assume to a fear of losing the comfort of assurance. My bizarre little experience with Kanye West made me realize my own stupidity and the general insanity most people live with unknowingly. And yet when I bring up Kanye in some circles people look at me like I’m crazy.
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