|renaissance poisson (piranha) wrote in matthewdaly,|
but i am not in that position of self-defense, really. i am fairly strong now, and no longer subject to getting beaten down by random people. ergo i am privileged; too privileged to stop at mockery -- i completely agree with you that it's more productive to educate than to mock. and i do (though mostly not in my own journal because that can feel preachy); i do it where i see it's necessary.
i am not so much belittling myself, as using pithy little bits to check myself against -- am i making one of those arguments, even if i use different (bigger) words? i'm prone to seeking alternative reasons for bad behaviour, and make easy excuses for geeks, for example. and i've made the tone argument too many times to count, without even realizing it.