Archive for February, 2021

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

February 26, 2021

This is one of those days that my thoughts and emotions keep slamming against my consciousness like storm waves pounding the beach, but I look calm.

Crazy, Right?

February 25, 2021

The ironic thing about some people believing that I “must be crazy” just because I don’t fully agree (or even agree at all) with them on something is that I consider not agreeing with people like that a positive indicator of sanity.

Credit Where Credit Is Due

February 24, 2021

Yesterday’s post was inspired by me overhearing someone saying, “Now that I’ve started dating girls, I understand my guy friends so much better now!” and me thinking, “Yeah, that would do it.”

Admittedly, Walking A Mile In Their Shoes Might Be Less Awkward

February 23, 2021

If you really want to understand someone’s attitude toward love and dating, try dating the people that they’ve dated.

It’s Just Taking Me A REALLY Long Time

February 22, 2021

As a quick follow-up to Friday’s post, I just wanted to add that I like to think that I’ve at least graduated to “caring jerk” status, but I’m aware that some opinions out there differ, and while I appreciate the assumptions out there that L’s Mother was the catalyst for my attempted change, the truth is I started trying to change this before I met her.

It’s Like Looking In An Old Mirror

February 19, 2021

When asked why I believed that someone I didn’t know well was an uncaring jerk, my response was, “As a former uncaring jerk myself, I can still recognize the signs.”

It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense If They Never Think About It

February 18, 2021

Remember, for cognitive dissonance to occur, there first must be cognition.

– My response in a personal correspondence to a friend marveling at someone holding two diametrically opposite political stances at the same time.

Which Means I’m Running Out Of Time

February 17, 2021

Letting go of things isn’t my strong suit, and given how bad I am at it now, sometimes it frightens me how much better I am at it these days than in years past. My current goal is to actually be decent at letting things go before my son hits his official teenager years.

This Knowledge Is Also Helping Him To Understand Current Events As Well

February 16, 2021

One thing my son is starting to learn from history is how often it has been said, “How dare somebody do to us what we did to other people!”.

I Just Wish I Hadn’t Had To Realize That More Than Once

February 15, 2021

I’m happy to say that I haven’t been in a relationship that required this thought for quite some time now, but I still remember the day I first realized that my wrongs don’t make somebody else’s wrongs right.