It can be really annoying to be out of step with how the majority thinks.
They say “The devil’s greatest trick was convincing us he does not exist.”; and I hear, “Atheists like you are the devil’s puppets!”
They say “God saved me!”, and I hear “God saved me, and not any of the others! Woo-hoo!”
They say “God”, and I hear “Repulsive imaginary sadist sky-tyrant… or vague meaningless abstract-concept contradiction… or a synonym for the Universe!” — every damn time they invoke God.
They say “modesty”, and I hear “the nice kind of oppression”; they say “dirty”, and I hear “interesting!”
They say “it was meant to be”; and I hear “We are puppets!” — they say “we were not meant” — and I hear “I have delusions of foreordained meaning!”
They say “the Internet”, and I hear “the land of promise and freedom”; which makes the news sound really weird.
They say “patriotism, and sticking to your guns”; I hear “destructive lumping folly and inflexible idiocy”; they say “flip-flopping cynic”, and I hear “evidence-based and realistic”; worst of all, they keep saying “pessimist” when they clearly mean to say “a realist”!
And when they say anything about mathematics at all, all I hear is “I am a dope!”
Truly, being out of step and arrogant is a tremendous burden.