I'm probably still influenced by society's predominant thoughts. I don't live in a vacuum, but I live in a more isolated way than many other people who get input from outside themselves more.
Does this make me less sensitive to criticism? I'm not sure. But I'm less likely to be criticized if there are less people around to pass judgment.
I really appreciate thinking for myself and wonder at people who don't seem to. They parrot what others around them say and believe it's the truth without giving it much thought. I hear things, but I think them over more, question the reality of what's being said, and come up with conclusions on my own. At least, I hope I do. I guess none of us knows for sure how much outside thought influences our thinking.
I was complaining to one of my spiritual advisers about my dissatisfaction with this contemplative lifestyle, and he just let the comment pass. LOL. I substitute teach, go to quilting club (which I am going to skip today), walk, volunteer, and go to weekday mass at the VA-- and of course, talk with friends on the boards. I think that is enough, and too much chatting on the boards, although I am careful on the board which is directly relevant.
If I am sure of myself, and have collected enough data to warrant that confidence, then I won't feel hurt if someone is being critical. For instance, someone made this comment to me yesterday:
I just went "humph!" consider the source!! And didn't respond.your response is a childish and incoherent attempt to justify your assertions by throwing up a bunch of names. No wonder you believe the nonsense that ....stated was a valid point. Your head seems full of this kind of nonsense.
Good morning, Peeps.
I got to thinking, which is a dangerous thing for me to do, lol. I must be a loner, to be spending so much time on the internet and not in the Real World, I have to be a loner. We all are loners, to one degree or another. But, I have found the best group of loners, to hang out with, to call my friends, especially Raven
BRING BACK THE AFL !!!!!
That's like if Terry and I showed our artwork on here hoping for help, and someone said, "Your work stinks. It looks like a kindergartner did it." Now, how much would we get from such a comment? Better to say what's wrong with it, like the eyes don't match or whatever. That kind of critique can help us improve.
Well said, Raven, I can't add or subtract anything from your post.
BRING BACK THE AFL !!!!!
Little bit of frustration here today. I've be trying to screw up the courage to actually drill the holes out of a mod/PV holder that I've designed. I had it all taped together and most of the areas that need to be drilled have been marked. Then I made a couple of practice holes with the Forstner bits ...... bit my lower lip ...... grit my teeth ..... and finally started.
At a depth of 1/8", that's when the battery of my electric drill decided that it needed to be charged.