Why does my journal experience suck right now?

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I feel like my journal has become so regulated by other people's feelings that it no longer has any validity. What can I do to fix this?

-- Sarah (sgates@cnu.edu), January 22, 2001


good question and not so sure i have a good answer

i too censor things i post on imood and my website but dont we censor ourselves as a general rule anyway cause we dont want to hurt someones feelings or we dont want to be misunderstood...its just the way things are. I wish i could unburden my soul with careless reckless abandon but i know in doing so i cause more problems then i solve. maybe we-you-need a place to vent that isn't public access you know maybe the old fashioned way of writing a journal has its good points. i like having the imood cause sometimes i can allude to things and get reactions from people that give me an excuse to say things i wouldnt otherwise but i still tread carefully. i guess in a way i-you-we want someone to understand what we mean in what we say and how we say it without having to be outright blunt and to the point. oh well i blathered enuf about it and didn't really give you a good answer so will say G'bye and HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH- LUV YA-BUT YOU KNEW THAT ALLREADY-SO IN CLOSING...."WHAT ELEPHANT?????"

-- tim (anposis@aol.com), January 23, 2001.

Hmm. Censorship. The one thing that keeps me from saying what I really feel for fear that I'll hurt someone. I say since you're censoring yourself then you must find an outlet where you are not censored. Find that outlet, use it to the best of your ability, and keep it for yourself.

Consider the silent cynic....

-- Treva (SunshineTreva@excite.com), January 23, 2001.

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