The Unsheepables? What are They?

[West Seattle Blog? Not even close. Proud to be a West Seattle outlier and mostly unsheepable (it’s only human to want to “belong”). My hope is to make this a destination for mindful thinkers and writers and, especially, for my fellow “daylighters.”] I repeat myself for a reason . . .

Unsheepable:  A person who cannot be sheeped.  The opposite of sheepable.  A person who is mindful, rational, and able to analyze and make independent decisions and take independent actions not based on peer pressure, trends, fads, or superficialities. The opposite of conformist, fadist, trendist, trendidiot, trendling, or trendbot. Unsheeps are the opposite of sheep.

One who does not follow any particular crowd but is an equal-opportunity critic. A person with a high need for cognition (look it up).  A person who, for the most part, cannot be brainwashed.  Such unsheepables are also “propaganda resistant” due their need to fact check and look deeper.  Misinformation and the withholding of data by any person or entity to bring about a foreordained result or outcome is often picked up by unsheepables and they will attempt to correct the “record” so that they and their community can make sound, rational, truth-based decisions without the corrupting and biasing influences of the propaganda.

The unsheep theme song is “What the world needs now is no more sheep, no sheep! It’s the kind of human that there’s just too many of . . .”

“Unsheepable” derives from World of Warcraft’s use of the term “sheepable.” Use example: “I can’t believe how unsheepable you are! Aren’t you ever going to buy an iPad?” Or, “You are so unsheepable — aren’t you ever going to rejoin the Democratic Party ever again?”

About whatnowman

The man formerly known as the creator of Ducky Wonderland, whose ornate and magical displays of animated duckies entertained "kids" of all ages for more than eight years has learned his lessons well. Duckitude, in Seattle, especially in West Seattle, is clearly for the birds. His new motto is "Grumpitude! When duckitude just isn't enough." He has embraced his inner grump and is trying to hit back as hard as he has been hit. It's not easy when the government, at every level, seems to exist for itself, and not for politically weak neighborhoods, whether treasured and one-of-a-kind, or not.
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