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i'm feeling really dumb.

let me rephrase.
things could be much worse.

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Date: 2006-04-13 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bixa.livejournal.com
D'oh! I didn't get to read the post before you deleted it. Why should you feel dumb?!

Date: 2006-04-13 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmt.livejournal.com
hello...
der uh well?
xo

Date: 2006-04-13 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bixa.livejournal.com
This is what I have to say about it. I get pretty weary of the whole self righteous, "We have it soooo much better than so many other people. We shouldn't complain" declaration. It's a great excuse to invalidate other people's feelings, worries, concerns, etc. Yeah, sometimes some people do need to be reminded that it isn't so bad, but you never ever struck me as a whiny spoilt type, so saying something so flippant to you is just rude. Not trying to start drama, but this is one of my pet peeves. The fact of the matter is, we live in a different frame of reference, and just because it's better than perhaps other people's doesn't minimize the things that upset us. It's just different.
Another fine example of this self-righteous invalidation is when people criticize the state of the government or society and you get the assholes saying, "I can't believe you're complaining about living in the richest country in the world! Look at all we have!". Right, so that instantly means that there are no problems, and that we should never, ever strive to better that which needs it. Makes me want to whack people upside the head.
Hope it gets better for you. :)
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Date: 2006-04-13 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmt.livejournal.com
hello...
thanks
:)

Date: 2006-04-13 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] becalmedheart.livejournal.com
hi. i just went to reply... and saw that the post was gone.
i just wanted to say i know you didn't mean anything by it.
and i'm sorry if i came across argumentative.
it is hard to communicate across these lines.

so i'm sorry.

in all sincerity,
j

Date: 2006-04-13 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmt.livejournal.com
hello...
that's ok, i'm sorry too i think i'm just in a state.
thank you
xo

don't feel dumb!

Date: 2006-04-13 01:13 am (UTC)
mizrobot: (Chunky Rice)
From: [personal profile] mizrobot
I'm sorry if I contributed to your feeling of dumbness. That little part just struck me as silly and provided a much needed smile today. I think those kinds of things can cause people to feel defensive and nitpicky, because they think "just because I have xy and z doesn't mean I'm Paris Hilton, GAWD," but I think serves as an important reminder of how fortunate we are. The fact that everyone who is reading this on the internet and is able to read and able access the internet even if it's from a library or a school means we are probably pretty privileged compared to much of the world, even if we can't buy new shoes all the time or something. at least you sparked a conversation. Things could be worse, sure, but I hope they get even better for you.

xo

Re: don't feel dumb!

Date: 2006-04-13 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmt.livejournal.com
hello...
gawd!
i bought the painted bed yesterday
:)

Re: don't feel dumb!

Date: 2006-04-13 04:40 pm (UTC)
mizrobot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mizrobot
oh, yay! i need to buy that book I think. I hope you like it.

Date: 2006-04-13 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aslant.livejournal.com
:(
i hope i didn't make you feel bad. please accept my sincere apology, if so.

Date: 2006-04-13 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmt.livejournal.com
hello...
it's just one of those days, thank you
:)

Date: 2006-04-13 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmt.livejournal.com
hello...
aw
:)

Date: 2006-04-13 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donrickles.livejournal.com
You are cool and I love you! I didn't see any other post but even if I did, I'm pretty sure I'd still think you were the bestest!

PS - I love your pictures and your take on stuff. Sounds so mundane but I really do. I've had so many days when I think things couldn't be worse (and they always could). When I see one of your photos or read one of your entries, I feel just a tad bit better about the world.

Date: 2006-04-13 06:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] -aerra.livejournal.com
hihi! i don't know why you felt dumb but i hope you feel better...
we all have those sorts of days <3
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