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March 16, 2011

Smileys

Filed under: Communication — bitchontheblog @ 00:31

Have to be careful here, Conrad. I have considered, at length, definitions of Jean being accused of ‘denial’  by me, her defence substituting denial by “defiance”,  you laying into her having to answer to “passive aggressive”.  Jean’s definance does not stack up to evidence. Neither do I know anything about passive aggressive.

It’ll never do to destroy a person’s perception of themselves. It amounts to murder. Of an ego’s momentary happyness. Let’s assume that when Jean received mine, later your, comment she might have put on her boots and walked round the park. Tears rolling down her face? Don’t know, Con: Not everyone takes people and their perceptions as seriously as I do. My guess is that Jean is like my father, pretending not to ever be affected by anything. Bull. But then who knows? One needs to consider as to how wrong we can be about others.

So, Jean, take heart, shed a tear or two, and regroup. Admit to the odd weakness. Graciously. As we all need to do. No shame in it.

U

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2 Comments »

  1. Shed a tear or two about what? I have no qualms about crying when I feel like it, and I don’t regard it as a weakness. But it’s not triggered by comments about/to me in posts. That’s just a common sense response to criticism. Do I agree with it or not? If so I try something else, if not I let it go. It’s not an ego trip, it’s just keeping in mind what I’m aiming for and seeing if I’m keeping on track or not.

    I didn’t actually cry, but this is the sort of article that makes me sad: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/sorry-older-folks-but-by-some-business-strategies-youre-obsolete/2011/03/14/ABVTwHW_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines
    It’s about a service Verizon is discontinuing:

    “Verizon won’t tell me how many people use the service. It apparently isn’t enough to make it worth the company’s while, even as a public service — a public service for blind people, several of whom contacted me. And rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, who base their dosage on the day’s barometric pressure and told me the recorded weather report on Verizon is the only regular source of that information. And people whose homes lose power all the time, where the land line phone is the only thing that works, and thus the only source of weather information.”

    I find it hard that some of the new technology is isolating some people even more.

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — March 16, 2011 @ 01:39 | Reply

  2. You might want to read the Traits of Stress-Hardy, Resilient People. I’m pretty sure they don’t suit you, but it might explain where I’m coming from. It’s a completely different way of being in the world. It works for me, and presumably your way works well enough for you.

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — March 16, 2011 @ 03:13 | Reply


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