Anonymous asked: It's amazing how you can never actually respond to valid criticisms of your ideas. You put them out there, but you can't defend them. You just call people names or make snide comments. You act like an authority. Why don't you take some responsibility for what you say?
I don’t need to take responsibility for thoughts. They’re not mine. I just wrote the words. I don’t own anything. I’m just a person, living a life, having an experience. Part of that experience is communicating ideas. I don’t enforce them, and I don’t really care if you like them…they’re just something that comes out. I’m not going to quit having them because someone on Tumblr wants to try to get under my skin. I grew up with people criticizing me for being who I am to my face…I’m sure as shit not bothered by someone criticizing me for being who I am, anonymously on the internet. Want to have a rational discussion on my ideas? Buy me a beer or a cup of coffee and criticize me to my face, and I would be delighted to wax poetic about whichever niche of my brain happens to have a cluster of neurons firing more rapidly than the others and the ephemeral nonsense that they generate.
Tangentially, authority is implied and expressed…perceived and believed, but never real. I’m no more an authority than you or the head of the U.N., or a donkey. And for the record, I didn’t call anybody any names, excepting as a disqualification the last response, which is really just one I found fun — because I like to optimize for the most fun.