Quarter Life Crisis

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After my 9 out of 10 post, Erik let me know that (a) I misread him and (b) utterly failed to make a point. On re-reading my text, I fear (b) turns out to be right. Everything made sense and was joined – loosey, perhaps – before I wrote it down, I promise. The attempt to get everything in while having a reasonably short text, failed this time. Heading right for the 90% basket, I suppose.

However, I don't think I misunderstood Erik. I just didn't believe him, claiming to be average – and this isn't just teasing him for the disclaimer on his page. Of course only Erik himself can decide what his opinions are. He seems to really believe in being average as he clarifies in an update to his original article as well as a followup spurred by the rich feedback on the original post.

Before I start mixing everything up again, I'll just throw in a couple of points related to the discussion:

I am intrigued, not merely curious
as to why it takes so long to change your mind.
I am competent, not merely adequate,
its impossible for me to be unkind.
This is embarrassing, not merely awkward
and I have ignored much greater feelings.

Hefner, We Love The City

P.S. Even with the neatness of Trackback, it's quite tedious to keep track of a discussion like this and it's equally easy to get lost and lose track about who's involved and how things link. Perhaps one of the smart programmers should come up with a way to find out how posts on different blogs are related, possibly even visualising how the various blogs are interrelated and giving a timeline. Something like a 'Show related posts' button.

May 9, 2003, 21:07

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