Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Altered Perceptions

Sometimes it is what people aren't saying that is more interesting than what they are saying. It's not uncommon for people to want things from me, but feel like they have to tip-toe around to get it.

The funny ones are the ones who think they can hide their disdain for my personality well enough to manipulate me into serving their ends.  How ignorant must you be to not realize I serve of my own freewill, not out of compulsion.  Certainly not because of their feeble attempts to handle or cajole me.  For whom are their petty machinations not transparent?
"When I use a word", Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll - Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 6
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