Saturday, January 28, 2006
One thing leads to another
My last post leads me to this new post.
I think I'm hysterical (funny, that is).
Look, there I am, not even walking, but I know the importance of laughter. (with a hairdo like that, you better learn to laugh at yourself, and quickly).
Some of you may think that's a bad thing. "How can she be so full of herself?", you may ask. I, on the other hand, look at it this way...if I can't make myself laugh, then what fun is it to live in my head?
And since I have to be here, in my head, about 100% of the time (give or take a few percentage points...always allow for error, you know) I might as well enjoy it.
Now, apparently, many of you out there in blogland and right here in my own home, don't seem to "get" just how hysterically funny I really am.
My own husband, who, interestingly enough, has the potential to be the next American Idol, wasn't able to decipher my last post and realize I was ONLY KIDDING PEOPLE!!!
But that brings me to my next point: are we really understanding and receiving the true meaning of what people post on their blogs? Here, I was well intentioned to write what I thought was a tongue in cheek post...while everyone reading it completely misunderstood what I was trying to say.
I like to make fun of myself. What's the point in going through this life, if one can't do that? Is this defensive behavior?...perhaps. Is it because I like to smile and know that maybe I had a hand in someone else's lips turning upward? (please don't read anything into that)...more likely.
It's fun to make people laugh. I think it just might be one of the most powerful things we can do for someone. It is a well known fact that laughter releases endorphins, which elevate mood. We know that laughter can help fight off illness.
Anyway, back to my point (not really sure what that was). Oh, yeah...so, how often is the written word misunderstood? How many times have you written a letter, sent an email, written a blog post knowing what you meant to say...but the receiver or receivers on the other end, totally misconstrue what you have written?
And whose responsibility is this anyway?...the writer or the receiver of the writing?
Did I really not make myself clear in my last post...or are you readers just a bit dense? (I'm only kidding, by the way...my millions of readers are all quite brilliant).
So, I challenge you to take a careful look at what you write. Be sure the message you are trying to convey, is actually the one you are conveying. Do not take this lightly, as it may make all the difference in how your reader perceives you.
(I hope you know this is all in good fun...although I really do mean the part about how hysterical I am. Oh, and the part about whether or not your writing is understood by your readers)
Thank you all for reading and commenting (seriously, I mean that).
"If people don't like you, how will you know if you like yourself?" ...as heard on Will and Grace