Unburden Your Soul and Chow Down on Some Candy
Apr. 9th, 2012 @ 11:51 pm
::Schuldig is sitting on the couch of his Nexus living room, eating a Cadbury Creme Egg in a way that'd be suggestive only if you have a perverted mind. Candy dishes on nearby tables featuring Peeps, chocolate eggs, jellybeans, Cadbury Creme Eggs, and chocolate-covered marshmallow bunnies.::
I'm celebrating St. Marks Down Day, a feast day for the patron saint of marked-down holiday candy, so I'm feeling generous. And I'm on a sugar high. What's bothering you, Nexus? I'll listen and offer my opinion on how to get through it.
Also, feel free to take some candy. I went overboard as usual. Have a seat and eat!
You are feeling:
Telrim hears the question and almost keeps walking - then pauses by the couch.
"I suppose you can always count on people willing to share their problems here," she comments.
Not as much lately as there used to be, and I'm the social butterfly type.
An absent nod, almost as if she's really listening. "Mind if I ask you a question?"
::raised eyebrow:: Go for it.
"Why are people willing to share? Looking for practical advice I understand, and it doesn't matter where you ask some questions. But personal ones? Why trust strangers who are literally worlds apart from you?"
That might be a tad hypocritical. But the way she blurts it out, it's been gnawing on her mind for a while.
Sometimes the perspective of someone who isn't involved with you and your life is needed for being more objective and not having an ulterior motive. A fresh view can cut through the miasma you're trapped in. Also, the odds of something you say here getting back to people you know who are involved in the problem are slim.
Some people are just really open.
I still don't get people who open up to strangers about things like their worst fear though.
"Announcing how you can be manipulated is just foolish." She frowns, thinking the rest over. "Impartiality... maybe. Except once you've spilled your troubles to someone, they're not really uninvolved any more, are they? And just because they don't know you doesn't mean they don't have an ulterior motive."
Agreed. ::But on some of the jobs he works, it makes his work easier. He's never on the job in the multiverse, though.::
Sure, I take sides in my head once somebody tells me their story, though not necessarily the side of the person talking if said person is a major dick. But I don't have an axe to grind, unlike a lot of people surrounding the talkers in their regular life. What's said to me in the multiverse stays in the multiverse.
"Honourable sentiment. But given the Nexus, that person could well be - I don't know, a monster who likes to eat humans. Or worse. Still sure you don't have a small axe to grind?"
Maybe humans are the only thing that monster can eat. Should we demand that sentient creature starve itself to death? It's not always easy.
Telrim blinks before she remembers where she is. "And you really believe you'd be impartial, dealing with something like that?"
When you spend enough time around here, your idea of what "people" are and can look like has to expand. One of my good friends here is a very large talking snake.
Few people are completely
impartial. I'm offering the viewpoint of someone outside of the asker's usual circle of family, friends, and enemies.
"I know. It's less the difference in species than the inherent threat... but maybe that wouldn't bother you as much as most people."
pretty dangerous a lot of times. so no, it doesn't bother me. Predators are necessary for the balance of things, to make sure everything doesn't get overrun with fluffy herbivores, who, by the way, would never
get civilization up and going.
A short chuckle. "Not all herbivores are so fluffy. But I take your point."
My favorite ones are! And thank you.
"Each to their own, I suppose. Thank you, for the answers."
You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by!