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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Fri, Feb. 20th, 2009 11:50 am
Ranting vs. Thinking

Wow, haven't posted here in a month.

Most of my one-liners are going to Twitter nowadays. I'm sure I could set something up to link the two, but so far haven't bothered.

Really, there's not a whole lot going on, though I bought a 360 last weekend. >.> Circuit City's demise has been to my benefit -- I doubt I'd be able to find one for that cheap again any time soon.

I have some political thoughts I want to share, but haven't had the time/energy/inclination to write them up. I think I need to be more careful about that, though, because I've realized that many people (IRL, at least) take my rants more seriously than they're intended. They hear me rant, then don't bother to have the actual, serious intellectual conversation to find out how I view things beyond "oh, ha ha ha The Man sucks".

I've been trying to keep my LJ toward the "reasoned discourse" side of things, but I think I need to make more of a conscious effort to draw the distinction, both IRL and online.

So going forward, I'll try to make it more clear. But please don't assume that just because you've heard me rant, you know what I think. If you don't make an effort to ask and engage, you don't know.

-- Des

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trema_slo
trema_slo
T.L.
Fri, Feb. 20th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)

I enjoy your political posts. We have even had a couple of discussions here that leaned political. Discussion is good, so why it doesn't come across IRL I couldn't say and would tend toward leaning away from those who did that.
I think that friends often will appreciate one more for how they do something than what is actually done. That itself could be a political statement, yet it's meant in the realm of psych.
Blessed be your day.
T.L.


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Fri, Feb. 20th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)

Well, my RL rants are very different from what I post to LJ -- they're often emotional, off-the-cuff (that is, not thought-out) and occasionally laced with profanity. ;P

They're not on the same level as my LJ posts, and aren't intended to be. But people seem to miss that and actually take them seriously. (Or at least, more seriously than they should.)


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trema_slo
trema_slo
T.L.
Sat, Feb. 21st, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)

Ranting like that is radical. Radical is rad. I had someone tell me once they didn't know if I was serious when I was telling a joke. So, I suppose it could depend on the issue (Free Afghanistan vs free beer, etc.)
:)


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