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Aargh, Inarticulacy

Part of it may be testosterone, but part of my near-silence over the past year or so stems from nothing more than this: I am so tired of self-righteousness, sanctimony, and smugness that I find myself reluctant to make a strong statement on any issue or subject whatsoever for fear of sounding like One Of Those People. It's like I once said to a recovered addict ex-friend who had found religion in a big way: No, I don't feel the need to invite God into my life, but unlike you, I've also never felt the need to get a janitorial job in a doctor's office so I could steal liquid Valium to shoot up. (I've since had my own adventures with addiction and religion, but I still try not to judge the one or force the other on people.)

I'm not a bad guy, really. I'm glad beyond words that your politics/religion/twelve-step program saved your life/health/sanity. Just please keep it the FUCK out of my face.

Crossposted at Dreamwidth. Comment here or there, as you will.

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vajra
Jan. 28th, 2013 08:27 am (UTC)
There was a long tradition of making such things Anonymous, and for good reason. It seems that in the last, oh, decade or more, it's no longer anonymous, no longer a private affair. One to the lost reasons was that one person's joy could appear to another as a total pain in the ass. I think it had to do with respecting the person in the program, giving them the greatest freedom to change, and also respecting those outside it, so that a person's changed live would be witness enough without having to roll over others with all the details, let alone a persistent plea to somehow be one of the gang.

Informality is a nice change in society in many ways but I think over-familarity may be a most unfortunate byproduct.
Johana Rosenberry
Jan. 28th, 2013 12:08 pm (UTC)
You could not have said it any better...
whiskydaemon
Jan. 28th, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
All I know is this.

Spags is GONE

Payton is BACK

We're going to a 3-4 defense

Brees is signed, sealed and delivered.... and the Falcons are losing Gonzalez.

:)
carmy_w
Jan. 28th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
There's a tremendous difference between offering a hand to someone and lassoing them against their will to get them back on their feet.
Robert Eberhart
Jan. 29th, 2013 03:45 am (UTC)
hey Billy
Glad to see you're painting...staying at Tom and Bradley's ...come to Saint Anne's ball with us ...do you still have the work you, Pat and I painted...I think there were some penises in it
letterstoalanis
Jan. 29th, 2013 12:17 pm (UTC)
hello Sir
In true stalker fashion, i created an account just to post here.. Don't worry i'm harmless really :)

Testosterone does make me worry sometimes i shouldn't even open my mouth, on my bad days even if i have a good point to make, i often go about it far too aggressively.

Everyone judges people.. Everyone, whether they mean to or not, even in deciding whether to look at someone, you are mentally pre judging the response you might get by how they look and how they are behaving etc.

So many people pre judge me wrongly because of my wheels.

i am in no way academic, without a spellcheck this would be a mess, but i can be articulate, imaginative, opinionated, up myself too lol
One of your books is the book i list as my favorite, i've often even had discussions about that.

People who are pre judging me by my wheels don't see any of this.

Sorry rambling.

Sometimes, testosterone or not you just have to let your opinion out or you'll explode.
Some people REALLY need to at least verbally slapped with a really heavy, wet fish.
If only running over toes was a more satisfying act!!!!

Regardless of your religious beliefs someone else should not have the right to force theirs on you.

It offends some people when talking of the possibility of God i tend to say Alanis, not god, it is what i am most comfortable with, fellow dogma fans would get it.. i intend no offense in doing this, i am not TRYING to rub people up the wrong way, it is purely what *I* am comfortable with, i don't know where i stand religiously.

Sometimes even with the possibility that testosterone could make you an aggressive twit with a pen/keyboard, your views are important, how you feel should be important..
Don't keep it in or you will actually become nasty to the people who don't deserve it and end up angry far too often.

i hope i made sense. :)
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