Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I was reading a blog today...

that a friend wanted me to read and one of the posts was titled "no one wants to be e".

One can't help but think, "Fabulous. And what does that mean about me?"

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

You read Natali's blog? She is like the Kevin Bacon of Salt Lake City--everyone is connected to her somehow.

Dave said...

I read the "no one wants to be e" post for kicks. Other than the stylistic elements that seem intended to drive readers away (centered justification, no capitalization, illegible blog title), I wouldn't be too concerned about it.

Even if it is meant to be a reflection on you -- which even at face value it fails to be, if that is its intention -- I read it as somebody incorrectly interpreting self-discovery as societal trend (as we are all wont to do at times). As I see it, the author is discovering her attitude towards an issue and then (apparently unbeknownst to her) projecting her internal thought processes onto the external world, resulting in her observing for the first time societal approaches to that issue -- approaches which were previously opaque to her, since prior to such self-discovery she lacked the internal discernment requisite to perceiving such different approaches. Of course, the approaches are not recent; the only recent phenomenon is her self-discovery.

And I disagree with her newly discovered attitude. I find it odd to think that people should communicate personal spiritual feelings in any other way than the way that works for them. She is advocating for people to bear testimonies in the way that she recently discovered is currently most conducive to her personal enrichment, but if she wants realistic and productive change, she should instead try to learn how to get more out of the testimonies she's not getting as much out of.

melissy said...

how do I find this post? I want to read.

Dave said...
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Dave said...

Sorry; messed up the previous attempt to link. You can read it here.

melissy said...

hmmm... I don't get how the title relates to the post. E, are you friends with this person?

And, thanks Dave!

e said...

I don't know her. Someone knew she and I have mutual friends and wondered if this may have something to do with me, thinking maybe I'd know her. And, I don't. But, I suppose that was a curious thought. I suppose it is possible that she knows about me.

Anonymous said...
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e said...

Dear Anonymous- Get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

dear e,
i'm over myself. and i was commenting about dave's comment. i mean, i just don't see how a lack of capital letters and odd formatting is more distractive than a condescending tone. i did like your post with the post it notes.
sincerely, anon

e said...

Dear anon-

I know, and I understand. Thank you for the compliment.

e said...

Also. I'm sorry I deleted your comment. I just prefer a little less venom. Though, like I said, point taken.