Other people’s opinions
At any rate, I do my best to be a good person and do the right thing. I believe in forming well-researched opinions and (obviously) am not afraid to share them. I think I succeed fairly well in being a good person and doing what I think it right. That matters far more to me than whether someone happens to agree with decisions I make.
There are two women in my life for whom I have absolutely no respect. They are not nice people and I don’t enjoy their company. I don’t respect them as women, as mothers, as people. I would never willingly have a conversation with either of them.And yet… it eats me up when it comes to my attention that either has said something mean or unfair about me. I honestly have no idea why it matters. I can’t stand either of them and shouldn’t give a rat’s ass what they think of me.Do you do that? Do you put far too much weight onto the opinions of people you don’t respect? Or is it just me?
Hint: It has recently come to my attention that not all of my readers can easily tell when I’m being sarcastic. That is truly unfortunate, so finding a solution was imperative. ^Obviously, the easiest answer is to assume that if something can be read with sarcasm, it should be;^; but that’s not really workable, I guess. After reviewing several options for a “sarcasm font”, I’ve come up up with my own system. Whenever you see italics inside carrots (^snark^), that is my “sarcasm font”.