I do my best writing when I'm angry, and I don't really like being angry. Go figure. So, a lot of what I write stays in draft folders and journals because it feels mean, and it isn't particularly helpful to anyone but me. Some of you somehow combine mean and funny (kudos to you!), but I seem to only be able to combine mean and direct. This does not seem to be the best combination to compel others, and it reads as self-righteous (and likely is).
- What is my goal here?
- Am I trying to help bring peace, or am I trying to be clever?
- Am I helping or hurting?
- Am I trying to shame a jerk or am I being a jerk (or both)?
- Is this a prayer of lament meant only for God?