June 11th, 2004


the deep spacefem

I took this stupid online quiz - you just type in your name and it gives you an acronym that goes with it. the "m" in spacefem stood for "misunderstood". now, I know among livejournallers this is a pretty common feeling - I read entries all the time from people who just don't feel like the world gets them. So maybe I'm in the minority here. I don't feel misunderstood. I feel like I'm a fairly cut and dry, black and white kinda girl. People can read this journal and guess my motivations and how I'd respond to different things. I'm a little bit competitive, I'd like to make the world a better place, I believe in passion, logic, Linux and the American way. I want friends who think, a man who's fun to be around, a soothing place to live and new music to keep me happy. I love food and going outside.

people seem to love to think that to be brilliant or interesting, you have to be misunderstood. I don't think so. my friend margaret is brilliant and interesting and I understand her perfectly. I've met dozens of people I could never understand and they weren't all that interesting, just over-dramatic, and they definitely weren't brilliant.

i hate the "onion people" who feel like you must "peel back their layers" or you'll never get to know "the real them". I'm frustrated by people who feel like no one in their lives has ever really known them, or they can only be themselves when they're at a $40 rock concert. I mean, what are you going for? Why should anyone try so hard just to understand you... are you a prize-winning poet? can you split atoms? what's wrong with understanding yourself well first?

anyway, that's just me. if there's something you don't understand let me know and I'll see if I can't clear things up for you.