Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Childlike and Goofy

That's an interesting question. Childlike and goofy is okay, unless behind it is a kind of self-deprecating buffoonishness that is meant to put others at their ease. Although I think in theory that's fine if it's authentic, in practice it runs the risk of sending others the message that you can't trust them to relate to you as a safe, respectful adult. In the long run, I think tenderly taking each other seriously, embracing each other generously with humor and good-will, is more honoring of two adults traveling along together on a road. But of course, I'm also a kid who never had a childhood. :)


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