2010-02-10

Bores, Brutes, Shy Bladders and Blogs

Some people do not realize that they are big bores. What is more alarming is that all others around suffer this bore because they lack courage to tell him/her. Similarly, some people quite casually hurt other around with their actions or words all the time; yet people - in the name of manners - refuse to shut these people. Interactions in social space are a strange phenomenon. Obligations, lack of courage, manners - all kinds except genuine feelings - drive social interactions+.
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A guy with shy bladder will have difficulty pissing in a public toilet. It is better he avoid public loos; else, he will end up embarrassing himself and further do damage to his already shy bladder.

A person with much shame should not be writing a blog - by definition a public domain (like a public toilet). He is better off taking shelter in the corner of a room writing his diary and preserving it in a locker. A blogger ought to resort to shameless self-promotion; else, no one is going to find out his blog. Resulting in visitor numbers putting him to further shame.*

PS:
+ Ok, concede. Not all the time.
*Assuming, content is good.

2 comments:

Shawn8 said...

Great post! I agree that the social web space is a weird thing. I just wanted to say, boy can I relate to shy bladder (it is also called "paruresis"). I have been helped a lot by going to Social Anxiety Anonymous support groups, http://www.healsocialanxiety.com

itheabsolute said...

Shawn8
Guess some things ought to be private. If we treat them that way, anxieties can be minimized. Such anonymous groups should further be helpful I guess.
Thanks for your comments. Take care and all the best.

2010-02-10

Bores, Brutes, Shy Bladders and Blogs

Some people do not realize that they are big bores. What is more alarming is that all others around suffer this bore because they lack courage to tell him/her. Similarly, some people quite casually hurt other around with their actions or words all the time; yet people - in the name of manners - refuse to shut these people. Interactions in social space are a strange phenomenon. Obligations, lack of courage, manners - all kinds except genuine feelings - drive social interactions+.
**
A guy with shy bladder will have difficulty pissing in a public toilet. It is better he avoid public loos; else, he will end up embarrassing himself and further do damage to his already shy bladder.

A person with much shame should not be writing a blog - by definition a public domain (like a public toilet). He is better off taking shelter in the corner of a room writing his diary and preserving it in a locker. A blogger ought to resort to shameless self-promotion; else, no one is going to find out his blog. Resulting in visitor numbers putting him to further shame.*

PS:
+ Ok, concede. Not all the time.
*Assuming, content is good.

2 comments:

Shawn8 said...

Great post! I agree that the social web space is a weird thing. I just wanted to say, boy can I relate to shy bladder (it is also called "paruresis"). I have been helped a lot by going to Social Anxiety Anonymous support groups, http://www.healsocialanxiety.com

itheabsolute said...

Shawn8
Guess some things ought to be private. If we treat them that way, anxieties can be minimized. Such anonymous groups should further be helpful I guess.
Thanks for your comments. Take care and all the best.