Recently somebody told me my site served an important purpose, but that I had to be careful not to be “mean spirited.”
This is a recurring theme.
Why are you so mean?
What does “ABDPBT” mean?
Why can’t you name your site something normal?
What gives you the right
Too big for your britches
These are just the latest variations on the same complaints that I’ve heard for my entire life. My best advice to people is to either ignore me or to endeavor to get used to it.
Because you are preaching to the choir. I’m not the kind of person who is a total pain in the ass but thinks that their shit doesn’t stink. I’m well aware not only that my shit stinks, but of the exact notes of its odor and — what’s more — exactly how offensive it really is. In fact, I’m so intimately acquainted with it, that I could lecture you on the ins and outs of it to the point of making you throw up.
Now, on the matter of personality disorders: for me, the most upsetting thing of the past few weeks is not so much the fact that I’ve been internet diagnosed, because to be honest I was a little flattered to finally have reached the point where somebody took a stab at doing this. No, it was to see that the diagnoses have been so egregiously incorrect.
Fake Psychiatrists of the Internet, you disappoint me: I am not a narcissist, I’m a major clinical depressive and an alcoholic, with tendencies toward masochism and self-obsession. Not only should you have been able to easily discern this based on my writings, but the professional diagnoses are actually spoon-fed to you on my blog! I find this kind of neglect for detail disappointing and shall expect more of you in the future.
Now what else? Oh yes, I just wanted to say that, as usual, the turmoil of the past few weeks has strengthened my affection for my usual group of readers, without whom I would be lost. It is they who keep me coming back here and writing, day after day, — even when it is just a little silly post like this — to see what they will say in response, what witty quips they will have, the back and forth, because that is really what makes it all worth it for me in the end.