Thursday, February 16, 2006

Self Opinionated

I had one of those all capitals emails today. The email equivalent of the green pen notes sent by loonies.
Anyway, it was rather odd. It was supposed to be an insult but in their ignorance complimented me. They called me self opinionated.

Good! I can't live according to someone elses opinions! My opinions are my own, not anyone elses! I imagine that what pisses them off is that I don't think according to their rules. How about that?

So yes, I am self opinionated and proud of it. Should a I be a sheep and only have opinions given to me? Should I only think what I am expected to think? Should I do as many do and say 'I think this way because my parents did? Or my teachers did? Or my Priest did or my Pastor or because some 'holy' book did? That way I could blame someone else. Oops, sorry, they told me to think it, it wasn't my fault.

Use your brain!

3 comments:

angie cox said...

Hi Colin..well said again.I can't help wondering though where was the support for you and Holly ...amazing how friendly they can be until you need help.Holly did get letters of support and one from a new member who was very funny ."Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows,the censure of their colleagues,the wrath of their society.Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence .Yet it is the one essential vital quality of those who seek to change a World which yields most painfully to change .If people bring so much courage to this World the World has to kill them or break them so of course it kills them.The World breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places.But those it will not break it kills .It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially.If you are none of those you can be sure it will kill you too ,but there will be no special hurry " Ernest Hemingway as quoted in Robert F.Kennedy's notebooks .You have courage ,take care.Angie Cox.

colin said...

Angie - bless you for those words.
Your quote is excellent. I'd like to put in my blog proper as a post.

FugueStateKnits said...

good on you, Colin!!!!
I love your blog and love the fact that you refuse to be an abuser (which often happens to the abused) but put out positive things into our world:)
Blessings,
Joan G