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05 April 2004 @ 07:29 pm
bring on the syrup, 'cause I'm a-wafflin'  
I do not argue well. I am not good at debate. I do have strong opinions, but all too often emotion gets in the way. I do not organize my thoughts well, and I forget to include certain points.

That being said, I have started a response to a certain topic on a certain message board at least half a dozen times. I read the other responses (particularly from one person - and I really can't say why said person's responses irk me so but they really do!) and get all worked up. I make as if to reply. I start to type...

Then it all crumbles. My train of thought doesn't just derail, it leaps from the tracks, flies through the air and lands in a crumpled, smouldering heap on the rocks of indecision. I don't want to deal with the backlash, and I know there will be backlash to anything that I post. Why don't I have Don's eloquence, his confidence, his amazing storehouse of knowledge? Why do I take things (as in negative responses) so personally?

I think I used to be a lot braver, and I know I used to be a whole lot smarter.
 
 
I feel: aggravatedaggravated
 
 
 
Erinkaige_of_ct on April 5th, 2004 09:30 pm (UTC)
I've found as the older I get, the less inclined I am to bother fighting with people. Unless I'm in an irksome mood, and then even the pope is fair game.

Smarter or dumber? I dunno. I think I've only gotten more stubborn. Heh. I know what you mean though, its easier in some cases perhaps to debate something you don't truly care about. Then you can pick everything apart without your emotions getting involved.

Yours in Ramblingingingness

Kaige
Kerryscreamingdolai on April 16th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
If it's me..
and it very well might be cuz I'm super biased in certain things, let me apologize. If it's not me, then just chalk it up to one person being unhappy with their situation and try to forget they say the stuff they write. I used to get very upset over one person always posting in a mean, non-thinking, non-tolerant manner, and I used to post back in my hey!-some-of-us-resemble-that-remark way. But with the help of my Sis, I just complain to her whenever I'm irked...and I've stopped reading messages I think will flame me.
Kelladyjoust on April 16th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)
Re: If it's me..
Honey, it's not you! It's at another board entirely. I'll tell you about it in person. :)