I tried to be nice, Tom, I really tried. But I have now seen you on one too many shows talking out of your ASShole about shit that you are not qualified to talk about.
I was just watching Matt Lauer try to talk some sense into your ass, but you weren’t having it, resulting in my screaming at the TV in a way I did not know was in me. (It wasn’t so much a word as it was an extremely loud noise of pure rage.) My face is still pink. It’s too early for this, Tom, I haven’t even finished my coffee yet.
YOU ARE NOT A PSYCHIATRIST. I DON’T CARE HOW MANY RESEARCH PAPERS YOU HAVE READ OR BOOKS THAT CORROBORATE WHAT YOU WANT TO BELIEVE.
Matt, I’m so sorry you had to go through that, although I truly appreciated your attempt at using actual logic on him.
Yes, Tom, we know people abuse drugs. We know they’re on the street and we know doctors overprescribe them and we know you believe in vitamins. We also know that proper use of medication in fact IS researched and proven and works for millions of people –
I personally know perhaps a higher percentage of these people than most. I am 100% sure that I have read just as much on the subject of psychology as you or any other layperson has, Tom, as it has always been of particular interest to me, and I’ll give you that the mind is not an exact science. But for the love of god, at least I’m aware that this does not qualify me to decide what’s right and wrong for the entire fucking world.
There’s this expression, which I think was at the root of what Matt was trying to say (if I may), I don’t know if you’ve heard it? It goes like this? Live and let live?