on interpretation

I often write on this blog about my thoughts and feelings in reaction to things/people in the real world, and so I think it’s important to state here that I consider my thoughts and feelings to be 100% my creation and responsibility. In other words, they have everything to do with my own psychological/emotional/intellectual/spiritual makeup, and they are personal and specific to me. The opinions expressed here are not meant to be applied in any kind of general sense to the real world or even the things/people I am discussing, nor do I feel they need have merit beyond my own personal universe.

In the same way, I consider the thoughts and feelings of others to be 100% their creation and responsibility. I have no problem if your world looks entirely different from mine (in fact I generally expect it to). I will make the assumption that you feel the same way about your own perspective as I do mine: that it is not any less valid if others do not share it.

Comments in line with thoughtful discussion are welcome.

A special note on my style of humor: I have even had British people tell me they have trouble discerning when I’m joking. My wit can be extremely dry and I am often sarcastic. Much of my humor ultimately involves making fun of myself even if it appears to be directed outward. I am often serious and then completely unserious in the same paragraph or even sentence. This leaves me open to misinterpretation, but it’s my most authentic self, and that’s what I want to portray on this blog.