You are exhausting. Do you exhaust yourself? Whew. All those questions!
Yes I often exhaust myself, and although I can see the trouble I may cause for others after the fact, believe it or not I try first to be a pleasure, because this tonight was an utter pleasure in dispelling my own fears.
You will hopefully come to see I use the all mighty question to sooth myself rather than bruise any one else.
No, I don't care much about what people think of me. Why not? They don't really know me. And they could very well misinterpret what they see or think they know, so unless they want to tell me and I want to straighten them out, they will never know what I really meant by what I said.
I wish I did not care so much about what others thought of me, but I think this is because I so wish they would come to know me.
And a misrepresentation could stifle a true relationship.
Yes but could not someones care less attitude make you falter and not be able to give yourself solidly?
Could not their interpretation skew your own view?
Has not ever anyone else's view ever made you think so little of yourself you find it hard to give what you truly wanted to in the first place?
Does not the reception of an idea mean you would spend more care and time analysing it and giving it to others?
I don't care about a whole lot, actually. I like what I like and I sure don't over-analyze or even plain analyze most of what goes on.
I will take you on your word, but forgive me my doubt you "don't care a whole lot" as you have taken time and care in answering me.
Or are you simply answering yourself here for all to see?
I wish I was more like you, but then I would not have had the pleasure of putting this together for you tonight, so cant be to sore at my appreciation of you as it means that you have had the chance to appreciate me.
Not a boast, just a thanks I has the ability to reach you tonight and care what you write.
It doesn't matter how much you analyze or think you understand something/someone because how do you know if you're right? You could be dead wrong! So... then what?
I know this is absolute truth, and yet I still hope to believe that I will find my measure in someone and that they care for me, because I believe it when I hear someone say they care for me.
I may never know for certain but I try to err on the side of delusion when someone says they love me, rather than doubt then, I would rather be shown as a fool for this trust than be shown a doubter later when they quit me for my doubt.
Do you see?
Thank you for this answer, it gives me a source of strength.
Any by the way, I don't think this should be under Philosophy - I think it should be under a totally different category like A Zillion Questions.
No the philosophy is more in the thought process than the simple question,
It means the line of questioning is open to a philosophical over view and overhaul.
What is philosophy after all other than asking questions?
As with a lot of philosophy you can never be sure of the answer.
All my best and thank you for your declaration and truth.