Sometimes I steel myself to not go along with what they offer. But that's not really any better, then I'm just reflexively refusing to go along. I'm still not actually considering the situation on its own merits and making a decision.
Something I've been thinking about recently is the retarded *constancy* of humans. We have an amazing ability to react in the same way regardless of our situation. People will complain about things the same amount regardless of what's going on around them; if they're big complainers they will find something no matter how perfect their lives, and if they aren't, they will shrug off the most ridiculous problems. I heard Sartain talking about how moms these days are freaked out about the possibility of peanut butter contaminating their children, and how that never used to be a problem. To me this is not an issue of people being more overbearing now than they used to be, it's just that moms will always worry exactly the same amount no matter what. In the olden days moms had real issues to worry about, like wolves eating their children, or starvation, or nuclear bombs; now all the real worries are gone, but they're retarded humans who don't respond to their situation, so they keep worring exactly the same mount, and hence they worry about things like toxic immunizations and cell phone radio waves and peanut butter poisoning. This is the same reason why people don't get happier when they have more money. Of course life is *way* *way* better when you have more money, unfortunately you are a retarded fucking broken human being and you will be unhappy no matter what, you don't actually respond to the situation around you in any significant way.