Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pushin' Too Hard

"I miss my friend, though."

"How so?"

"That he would be so agitated because of our conversation. He insisted that my thinking was 'narrowly channeled' (my words). I reacted viscerally. I spend most of my waking hours in a pursuit of productive conversations."

"Is it too soon to conclude that the uncomfortable outcome of the most recent meeting signals a failure of that effort?"

"Well, yeah. Probably."

Much potential lies just outside the comfort zone. Risky but rewarding. If the auto-pilot is not doing some of the flying, the resource utilization is usually less than optimal. This assumes said system is reliable and redundant, of course.

© 2011 Buzz Hill


  1. Perhaps in the face of the unknown, the natural auto-obfuscational mechanisms are even more pronounced.

  2. Self-awareness serves the interests of productive dialog. Passive-agressive habits emerge from the absence of such. Or not.

  3. "It all started when she hit me back, Mom."