Sometimes I think that the deeper I fall into this, the more I want to get out.
Perhaps it would have been appropriate to speak up at last night’s meeting, but I didn’t want to embarrass or single anyone out because it’s not something that doesn’t happen to everyone at some point. In workshopping a piece, the words "poorly written" came up. To me–and a few others–this was uncalled-for. Not only because of the work itself, but because it’s hitting the writer instead of concentrating on the writing.
It never ceases to surprise me that while we’re so darned careful being "politically correct" (except for me; I don’t bother with that), we are losing our sense of empathy in being correctly polite. It’s almost as if we’ve invented a set of rules and words to use instead of getting involved enough to assess and make an attempt at understanding feelings.
I just don’t know. I seem to be in the minority with my way of thinking, and I’m very much doubting the wisdom of it. This is only one of many things that are getting me thinking lately, and well, just getting to me.