Comments: You Got My Support. But.

Thank you for this wonderful reminder of why I love your writing so much.

I don't know that you're irritated because of perceived cowardice. I think you - and I, and many of us - are simply overwhelmed. We're a socially interactive society, we're socialized to view interaction as a positive thing, so when it isn't we're inevitably let down and that kind of escalates.

Posted by Elayne Riggs at March 19, 2010 11:18 PM

I'm glad to hear you say that--that you understood what it was I was trying to say. (I was worried when I posted this one.)

I must disagree, though. I'm pretty sure my outrageous irritation was at myself.

Posted by Anne at March 22, 2010 09:38 AM

Occam's Razor is a wonderful thing.

We're dealing with something vaguely similar with the Little Anachronism, who's starting to realize that some people -- including people in nominal positions of authority -- are jackasses, and sometimes you have to live with that. L.A. takes jackassery very personally, which is charming, but not a sustainable position: learning to attribute jackassery to the jackass instead of internalizing the problem and then avoiding things that are worthwhile.... well, that's a life skill.

Posted by Ahistoricality at March 23, 2010 07:09 AM