I’m just Being Honest

There’s this person I know who says the meanest things. She will make a point out of saying absolutely anything, no matter how hurtful or irrelevant, as long as it is true. “What I said might have been awful and made you really, really upset, but that doesn’t make me a bad person because I’m […]

You are, in fact, entitled to your worthless opinion

Well then. Is every opinion equally valuable? People will sometimes express an opinion, and when it’s not positively received they defend themselves by saying “everyone is entitled to their own opinion”. This might true, but it’s also irrelevant. Being entitled to your own opinion doesn’t mean that your opinion is a good, informed or valuable […]

A slight change

I’m in a weird place. I feel like I’ve been ideologically, and maybe philosophically, isolated for the last year or so. Keeping to blogs that were entirely in line with my own opinions. It felt good, safe. But the other day I was presented with some different ideas. I cannot put my finger on exactly how they were […]

How words matter

A long time ago, my mother (bless her insights) helped me understand that language matters. I’m paraphrasing, but this is the general meaning of what she said: I might not feel the pain of that word, I might not fully understand why it is bad. But I know that others hurt from it, because they have told […]

Actual books and e-readers

Dan loves fancy looking books. He has visions of a personal study, lined with bookcases filled with classic tomes, proper bricks in beautiful covers. He’s always lusting after beautiful books, but funnily enough he isn’t much of an avid reader. I’m not saying he’s not well read, he is, and he does read, but he doesn’t love […]