Lots and lots of books make their way onto the New York Times Best Seller list. We’re not sure how it happens, but it’s much more complicated than you might think. The reason there are so many is that every book that is on the list – not just the top spot – has a right to claim itself as a New York Times Best Seller.
The list is pretty long, and a book can claim the title even if it’s on there for just a week. Or less. But don’t be fooled – there are tons of books that never get close to this big list, and for good reason. It’s because they’re very bad.
The Struggle's Real
Truth be told, there are some downsides to protests. Of course, the good thing about them is that you are standing up for what you believe in. And if it’s for a noble cause, then even better. But there are some practical cons.
For example, you may need to stand in the blistering cold for hours on end just to make a point. Or, like this young lady, you may need to hold up a sign for a very long time. She even made a point about this with her actual sign. She does, however, look pretty happy at that moment, so we can’t take her too seriously.
Ask, Don't Tell
World leaders can typically fall into the trap of thinking that they know what their people want and need without even really understanding them. That's when dictatorships form because they will simply come up with policies that they think are what's best for the country without considering the people's well-being and rights.
We are not saying that the UK is a dictatorship by any means. This photo was taken at an Anti-Brexit rally at Trafalgar Square. And this guy is holding up a sign that clearly makes the point that instead of assuming that they know what the people want, the government should actually talk to the people and treat policy like it is a collaborative effort.
She Hates Him
Don’t you just love it when someone is holding up a protest sign that kind of has nothing to do with the protest itself? This sign was held up during the Chicago Teachers Union protests. And we assume that the protesters in question have a problem with politician Rahm Emanuel.
Because when you say that someone likes the rock band Nickelback, you’re basically implying that they have bad taste or there is something wrong with them. We think people need to cut Nickelback some slack. After all, they have made a few good songs over the years. Think about “She Hates Me” and “Rock Star,” for example.
One of the Bigger Signs
This person has put thought into his or her poster. Being able to demonstrate exactly how you think in just a few words is good for only a few things; one of them is to increase your anger at the thing you're talking about. However, opinions always have a history, which is why this person decided to take the long route.
There's nothing like sitting down with a few cups of coffee between you and hashing out the differences in your trains of thought and the reasons why they might be headed in the same or different directions. Too many words, man!