Tuesday, February 14, 2012

(New Year, New You) response to Asking For Help

  I haven't ever been told that I think I'm invincible. I have frequently, however, been termed a 'freak of nature' & told 'uh..*no*one thinks like you do' (the later when attempting to debate politics/life & said as a way to dismiss my argument). 

  I do experience great difficulty expressing what I'm thinking, however. For a great portion of my life I have felt that I'm off-center (intellectually, at least) by a dimension or two. Whether this is due to my learning disabilities or due to my enjoyment of the art of critical thinking..which is obviously not shared by the majority of American voters, I don't know.   I am also quite aware of what happens when a person expresses thoughts & opinions that are in the minority.  Sometimes, the consequences can be severs, especially when one must needs share space, & room/board.  So...while not adverse to asking for help, along spiritual lines most specially, it isn't going to happen in an arena as public as a blog.

  In more mundane matters, I have no issues asking for help as needed. In knitting, Lion brand yarn has some wonderful instructional videos on YouTube.  In embroidery (prefer cross-stitch) , I ave been doing it so long there isn't much to ask.  When I try new fibers, however, there is a newsgroup I know to ask.  In the kitchen...so many mistakes, so many areas to turn for help, so many times I've binned something too embarrassing to eat! Technically, still looking for a tutorial in how to understand & improve a blog, how to fully utilize a laptop, & if Kindle Fires are worth saving up for. 


  1. As long as you're asking for help offline for magic stuff sounds like mission accomplished for the week to me :)

  2. I'm closer to 60 than 50. I love my iPad. I haven't figured out all the nuances of the blogosphere. I have trashed some spectacular kitchen disasters. I am numerically dyslexic (a fact discovered by my calculus professor in university). I am a stones and bones kind of crone still basically in the broom closet.

    You sound rather on the normal side to me.

    1. Numerically dyslexic sounds like calculus class was interesting!