Saturday, January 1, 2011

I am what I am: political edition

Today, on this first day of the new year, I reflect back on the last couple of years and the stuff I've heard from people, seen from others and have had to put up from still others. Why do I reflect on it? Well, to be honest, I kind of got trolled on my Blog. And, if you're out there reading this, hi Steve!

But what Steve did, with his drive by invitation, reminded me of a few things that should be put blatantly here. See, I started this blog for the expressed purpose of letting people know who I am and how I sound (in the literary sense, I'm giving a view of my voice). This blog is, essentially, the window into just what the hell people are getting into if they ever have to deal with me or ever actually find themselves liking my writing (heaven forbid). And not long after I started it, someone informed me that they felt I should avoid politics and religion.

I think Steve just reminded me why I didn't want to do that originally.

You see, someday there will be a time when people are going to want to know who I am. Regardless of whether that person matters or not, I need to be honest with myself and those around me. And as such, I make my new years resolution: To live by the code of a great philosopher known far and wide.

Popeye, wise soul that he was, famously said, "I am what I am and that's all that I am."

Truer words never spoken.