I'm pretty sure most people wouldn't guess it, but I have always liked to think of myself as a rather intelligent and complex person. I don't think this is necessarily so true, but I do enjoy thinking of myself that way! I am the kind of smart, deep thinker who feels good about watching (and enjoying!) the mini-series John Adams on HBO. But I haven't read the book...and even if I had, you know? It was pretty widely read...I don't think I'd be in an elite class even if I had read it! Um, and I didn't. I read a lot, it is true, and that seems smart. But I do read mostly fiction...mostly popular fiction. I'm not on out there discovering fresh, angry poets from Uzbekistan or delving deep into the works of Virgil.
Okay, okay, I am actually getting off the point. Imagine that. What I wanted to get into was how incredibly thought provoking some of the bloggers I am reading right now are. And I am not talking about professional bloggers who are paid to be provocative. I am talking about people who look at their lives and comment on them intelligently and clearly. Most of you reading here would fit the bill, really. One of the posts that gave me pause just today though, came from Furtive Wangler. You should really check out his post on "People of Substance" and what it means to actually leave something of ourselves behind after we are gone. He writes lots of other fun stuff too :-) I wanted to make an intelligent comment on that post, but that didn't exactly come to fruition. Another blogger who made me think is NotFaintHearted at The Journey who writes about "Integrity" and her attempt to find it's meaning in her life. Again, I started to try and talk back about how I feel about the topic, but was unable to be successfully clear, yet concise...so I gave up :-) That's how I do...sometimes.
So, this post is the opposite of theirs. It isn't too clear and it doesn't make anyone think much about anything except for the fact that I am pretty good at inserting myself and what I think into other people's good ideas! Wow, this is awful! But so awful that I am forced to laugh at myself. Ah, just read the folks on my blogroll. See how the better half lives.