As most of you know by now, I am often blunt and to the point.
I care far more about trying to express something correctly than about being politically correct. I speak my mind. I tell it like it is from my perspective. I say what I mean and I mean what I say. I sometimes offend.
Frankly, however, when I feel I am correct, you being offended by what I perceive as truth will not dissuade me from telling it.
What is, is.
But what really “is”?
We all sometimes have a difficult time discerning what that really means. What “is” will appear quite different to each of us.
Hence my perception of truth may often be different from yours, and I am not the least offended to be told I am wrong. It happens everyday.
At that point I do an introspection, gather additional data and reevaluate. Then, if necessary I restate.
As a teenager, I was a Trekkie and as some of you might guess I identified with Leonard Nimoy’s Mr. Spock. So much for being a typical teen and not very mature.
We are the sum of our experiences. What we have seen, what we have done, and how we have lived changes us. It is why I see so many issues or answers differently than my now grown children.
It is a fundamental reason why, if we were cloned upon our death, the new “us” although genetically the same, would be so much different from the “us” that passed. Remember that a cloned you would be an infant not suddenly appear as a grown person. Your mind would not have received a data download from the former you as you do when you get a new phone.
You would need to grow up again, be educated again, come of age again. We would grow up in a different world shaped by different experience.
We would be a different us.
Back to things I do that create issues- it makes no sense to me to try to pretend a fiction that is not reality.
Lately our country has decided that political correctness is more important in some instances than the facts. Physics doesn’t change because you don’t like the formula or the outcome. Neither will I.