Wednesday, July 05, 2006Truth
I was perusing comments on my previous posts that I missed when on vacation and came across this:
"I wonder how people who know only what you have written can be so sure that you are a "loving wife". Not to be misunderstood - I could not make a judgment on that question without personal observation, etc. Here in Germany we have a saying: "Papier ist geduldig" - which means, very roughly, that anything can be written on paper - even things which are not true. Now, I'm not saying that you are lying or misrepresenting events, but aren't you at least a bit sceptical of people who are so quick to judge you - even if their judgement is positive - based merely on what you have chosen to narate here."
While his tone is a bit rude, I think, he makes a point. I'm a bit turned off myself when I come across a blogger that seems to feed off of the ass kissing comments he/she receives, and does not welcome dissent of any kind. (no one in particular)
Here is my response, anonymous:
I really don't base much of my life on what other people have to say, good or bad.
I do this blog because when we started this path we had very little in the way of direction. I want others to benefit from the mistakes and successes we have by way of information. They don't have to agree, or do things the same way, any more than I agree all the time with any of them.
This is a community in which the debate can rage very emotional, but we all seem to support each other's journeys. That is nice, especially when in our public lives we are so deeply in the closet.
When people leave supportive comments, I appreciate their support. When people give me advice, I take it with thanks and act as I will. I'm not infallible--if you've read this blog, you know I admit my mistakes readily.
Is what I'm saying here truthful? You probably will never know for sure. I say it is. Sometimes I like to write down a fantasy, and I mark it as such. All else is my truth, pet's truth. But I don't expect anyone to trust that or believe it unless they choose to. Does it really matter? I'm not asking for money or anything. Shoot I don't even have ads on my site, because I want this to be a free place. I'm just sharing my experiences as a dominant wife--for the benefit of anyone who needs/wants it. I don't care if you believe I am a loving wife or not. The only one who really needs to feel that is pet. And he does. That is my truth.
And do I care if the commentors here are full of truth and honesty? Not really. I appreciate each of their opinions and voices and supportive comments (and dissenting ones). Whether they are who they say they are really has no bearing on anything.
I hope each of you gets something out of the blog, and I'm very thankful for the community of like minded people we've found. That is what matters to me.
After all, anonymous, isn't truth subjective?
Thanks for your thought provoking comment.