Saturday, 12 January 2013

Cogito

Said to me during an online conversation, "Dude, you think too much!".
Now it's not the first time I've been accused of "over-thinking", but I mention this instance because I had an epiphany as to what was really going on. It became obvious to me, her "accusation" meant, "Dude, let's not go down this route, I don't want to talk about this, entertain me, make me feel good! Talk about me!".

Over-thinking? Hrrmph!

Surely there's more to online conversation than mutual-masturbation (figuratively speaking) is there not?

[thinks]

[thinks a little more]

5 comments:

Sari said...

You'd think so, but I guess the Internet is full of all sorts of people and some need ego-stroking and some don't. As for you over-thinking...? Surely not? :)

Michelle said...

I don't know.. I think you're overreacting.

*ducks*

Ronald said...

Sari,

Hmmm... [strokes chin, pondering]

I don't think anyone 'needs' their ego stroking, but there are those who' want' it so. There's a difference. It rubs me up the wrong way. I like to give credit where it's due, not just out of kindness, or to ingratiate myself with them.

[ponders some more...]

Ronald said...

Michelle,

I got this comment totally ruined first time round, and I'm hoping you didn't get an alert before I deleted it. Would hate you to see what a fool I can be :-)

Anyway, there's no need to Duck from Donald!

Michelle said...

Who's Normann?

Nevermind.. probably no one.

(it's the word verification guy)