||Welcome to the Dark Cavern of Joy I believe something very important (but not really) should be addressed very quickly here. Question in point:|
What do I think about what people say about me?
Welcome, initiate! You are human. You expend energy by breathing, walking, watching television, playing Halo, and most importantly..thinking. Thank you for that. I humbly acknowledge that many of the people that view this page will be thinking while doing so. Like any human being, I have thought things about other people and those "other people" have thought things about me.
Case in point: Over time, the development of language and linguistics has been keen on making it easier for us humans to express our thoughts. ***Critical Thinking: Have you ever had a thought that, for the marrow in your bones, you just could not ever hope to put into words?***
New Case in Point: Humans interact with each other. This is a social website; thusly, human beings are interacting (albeit over the interweb).
POINT OF EVERYTHING I JUST SAID:
So you've got your language nailed? You have thoughts sometimes? You interact with others? Good! You're human after all! Guess what you get when you put all of those facets of your existence together?
Wait for it... You think things about the people you interact with and, instead of keeping those thoughts to yourself, you manifest them using *dah dah dah* words!!! It's much appreciated that you have the ability to do so.
However, I would rather you not encroach upon my freedom to be who I want to be and express myself how I want to express myself by telling me you'd like me to be something I am not. You can think it all you want. But it hurts me if you decide to tell me that you do not like something about me. For all intents and purposes, you simply don't know me unless you have truly interacted with me in person. I respect the privacy of all members on this social network and I trust that if I don't like something you wrote in a journal entry or something on your profile, then it is likely not because you are any more flawed than am I. Rather, you are simply a different human being and, no matter how hard I try, I cannot empathize completely. People go through a lot of garbage out there that is simply worth your attention moreso than my silly little profile here. I am a decent human being and, should you have any suggestions or comments that come off a little negatively, then feel free to email or IM me about those problems. I care enough about every human being not to do so because I do believe all humans deserve better than that. I believe everyone has purpose and by golly, if the last words you ever heard or read were mine, I wouldn't want them to be my expression of dislike, distaste, or disapproval of you. I'm flawed too; admitedly, probably more than you can possibly imagine.
Peace and Love!