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March 20th, 2002

overblown and overstated @ 02:33 am

Current Mood: slightly less achy
Current Music: The Cult, She Sells Sanctuary (it came out in 1985! yikes!)

While I'm a sooper-jeenius and take no pains at all to conceal my innate superiority (note tongue lodged in cheek - mostly), I'm also very aware of the bullshitesque nature of a lot of what I have to say. I get very distinct feelings about how people act and reasons as to why (and can and do voice them), I frequently have no idea as to their veracity nor even how one would go about verifying such plucked-from-the-gluteal gems.

I really do believe what I say, most of the time. I figure if nothing else it's a good starting point for further mulling or pontification, and my intuition generally tends to be pretty good about jumping to mostly accurate conclusions. If it's completely and utterly wrong but causes people to come to a better or more complete understanding of whatever they're talking about, that's A-OK in my book. I'm more than happy to play the Fool and do my part. I fear I go overboard sometimes, though....

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Date:March 20th, 2002 08:32 am (UTC)
I see you as a source of wisdom and knowledge.
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Date:March 20th, 2002 11:57 am (UTC)
I think that this thing that you're describing is a very common occurance in most social groups, and certainly in ours. We're all very 'shoot from the hip' on some subjects, and I feel like the fool hat passes back and forth in discussions pretty freely.

As to the going too far, I'd counter that it's really that alot of times people don't go far enough. I don't find it a fault that you go the extra step, I celebrate it!

Date:March 20th, 2002 03:12 pm (UTC)

That "starting point" thing is where it's at

Everyone cool I know talks bollocks a certain percentage of the time, myself included, and I think it's a fine thing -- as long as we are, I don't know, mentally/emotionally supple enough to use it as a starting point instead of a wall.

It's like in some Socratic dialogue (I want to say Phaedrus) where Socrates says the country is peaceful and pretty and you can talk bollocks all day there unchecked, which is why he prefers to live in the city. In the city, people check each other constantly in dialogue and the ratio of knowledge/info/understanding to prejudice/mental blocks/cognitive distortion gets happier.

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