Tag: truth

communication

Angry Posting

Yesterday, I wrote something I’m not proud of. Actually, that’s not true.  Everything I wrote in it was absolutely true, and reflected exactly how I felt on the matter yesterday.  Today, I’m holding on a bit, but it’s still true. Don’t worry, it wasn’t racist or sexist or anything like that. It was just one …

awareness

Gradual Truth

I read somewhere that the truth dazzles gradually. It seems apparent that this is only a half-truth in itself, but it does ring true with my concept of the truth earworm, and that a perspective rooted in reality inevitably spreads. I’ve worked with a number of people that had “impeccable” reputations.  They were looked up …

culture

Faux Grunge

Grunge is back.  Or at least, the fashion seems to be.  Everywhere I look, I see plaid flannel sweaters tied around someone’s waist, atop ripped jeans and dark t-shirts, with wallet chains and Doc Martens. On one hand, thank god.  I love this style, and we’ve wallowed in Eighties excess for far too long.  There’s …

politics

Patience

It’s funny the things you have patience for.  I can resign myself all day to walking people through, in layman’s terms, technical issues about which they know nothing.  I can show them that they are capable of doing things that scare them, because they’re simple things. Unplugging a power cord on a router may seem …

growth

Expanding Worlds

Twelve times in the past seven years, I’ve read the same book about naming your genius. Twelve times I’ve come up with a name, then immediately started second guessing it.  Every time, I end up having to read it again, because I’m just not getting it. But every time, I expanded a little.  It forced …

growth

Negative Growth

I’ve talked before about the perceived usefulness of positive and negative thinking.  Conventional thought is that positive thinking is good and negative thinking is bad. I disagree.  Imagine a book where nothing happened but positive occurrences.  There’s no threat, no danger, no one to be saved, no redemption or disagreement or conflict.  Boring fucking book, …

culture

Negativity Versus Positivity

I have a problem with negativity.  I know it.  I tend to play devil’s advocate with everything, from other people’s behaviour to my own skillset. I’ve tried recently to spin that, to play devil’s advocate with my own negativity, and though I still lapse into deep brood or angry dejection from time to time, it’s …

growth

Accountability

Why is accountability so scary?  Are we so cowed by the nature of our reality that we actively delude ourselves by any evasion necessary to avoid being responsible for our own behaviour? And we are responsible for our own behaviour.  No, I don’t need to feel guilty over stupid shit I did when I was …

politics

The False Duality Of Choices

It’s something I’ve ranted about before, albeit in brief, but it’s probably the defining issue of our current era. Why is everything “us or them”?  Every choice is dualistic, and it’s a complete fallacy. Life is not, in reality, defined as either left or right or liberal or conservative.  It doesn’t work that way.  Following …

personal development

Value And Manipulation

I read a lot of self-help books. It started a few years ago, when I was desperate and lost and suffering in a job I hated.  Prior to that, I’d considered it all bullshit, smoke and mirrors by elaborate con men who wanted nothing but to fleece the vulnerable from their hard earned cash. And …