To be honest, i don’t think you and I are necessarily even that far apart in our assessment of things.

I’m not single-minded, and I’m not stupid, and I’m not unwilling to consider new information or alter my stance based on it.

Where you lost me as a willing participant in a dialogue was when you told me what I was “actually trying to say” in a piece I wrote specifically to address a certain demographic on a specific topic, the subject of which has become a topic of interest because of the election, but which, as is my whole point, has always been present.

I told you what I was NOT talking about more than once, yet you continue to reply by beginning, once more, to tell me what I meant to say. That is invalidating and refusing to take my words at face value, because of your personal experience, and it is the fastest way to shut me down.

just wanted to explain myself.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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