wordweaverlynn: (madness)
wordweaverlynn ([personal profile] wordweaverlynn) wrote2007-01-17 09:03 pm

Captain Obvious Rides Again

In the past 24 hours, I've realized two things that had a huge impact on me: great big capital-letter Recognitions of facts I'm going to have to integrate into my daily life, self-image, my worldview.

In both cases, the people with whom I discussed these revelations were not surprised at all. I had just announced with great fanfare that water is wet.

So apparently I'm not all that quick on the uptake. What else have I been missing? Feel free to inform me of the simplest, most glaringly obvious facts. I've apparently been wandering around in a daze the last 47 years or so.

ETA Facts about myself or the world. But I do already know that I'm fat.

[identity profile] curiousalexa.livejournal.com 2007-01-18 02:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I have long believed in the concept of measuring your life with your own ruler, not the ruler of others. What I finally realized is that explaining my choices to others was not a *justification* for my choices, but an attempt to give the listener a sense of scale, or a conversion factor between my ruler and theirs. This has also taught me to do the reverse, and better understand why other people make choices that seem odd or unreasonable to me (e.g. gas guzzlers).

[identity profile] wordweaverlynn.livejournal.com 2007-01-18 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, that's cool. I'll have to adopt that one.