‘This should be the cardinal rule of the Internet (and of being Human). If you don’t have the patience to read something, don’t have the hubris to comment on it’ – Maria Popova


Is it just me, or is it getting warmer? – Icarus, famous last words.

MJ. I really love the quote attributed to Maria Popova. I wish I could say I have always lived by this rule. But I’d be lying. I’m about as impatient as they come… and often feel I know better. Ha ha.

I’m trying to get better at this. Or at least make the moral superiority I often inflict on people more subtle and formless. Which is (really) hard. Joey is much more blunt force trauma than a scalpel wetwork finesse.

In any event, know that if I liked your stuff I actually took the time to read it.

11 thoughts on “Hubris

  1. This is a super easy site for that kind of thing.
    I bothered me many years ago when I joined, especially when I realized how many people only do that,, hit a like button never reading a saman thing.
    But somewhere along the line it occurred to me this is still a networking tool and it might still lead people to others in more obscure ways than the clear simple ways of just reading, liking….or not….the thing that makes the most sense to you and I. Lol meh. 🤷‍♀️ For the most part, I enjoy what happens here

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    1. Yeah, I get what you’re saying. I’m still not entirely comfortable with the networking/social aspect of WP. I feels a little scammy… and quid pro quo (ie. You like my stuff, I’ll like your stuff, you follow me, I’ll follow you… but immediately mute you)

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      1. Too many things in my life I have to think intently about maybe
        But also I have a personality that takes nearly ninety nine percent of everything very seriously. It’s to my detriment at times and in this case it would be. I can not do this blog thing to rectify the issue but I know there’s parts of it I love. I I took those little perturbing things aside and just do, meh.

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      1. You ever notice that white space us important? I find text without white space too hard to follow through, even if the content is enticing enough…why I break it up after each short paragraph, sometimes sentence.

        I got a ‘friend’ who categorizes her long reads. I pick those when I’m in the mood and/or have time. Knowing ahead helps me be more… what’s the word? Proficient? I’m more likely to comment better then, too.

        There are occasions when I skim read, or skip. Not often though…



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