… I’m not evil — no matter what some people who don’t know me, or haven’t even MET me think…
I’m just a normal chick — I have good days and bad days. I laugh, cry and sometimes snort just like everyone else.
I do have a Ph.D. in Philosophy, and I have a job as a philosopher… it pays the bills, it’s fun and I like it — it keeps me thinking. It gives me time to do other things and it lets me make a difference in the world of some hardworking students every semester.
I worked dammed hard to finish my dissertation — and I’m proud to be a Ph.d. — if you can’t handle that, I’m sorry for you. I don’t think it makes me any better or worse of a person, just that I’ve made different educational / career choices than other folks. I completely respect folks who have done trade school, 4 year schools or the school of hard knocks — however you got to be where you are is good for me.
I have faults and flaws like anybody else, but compared to some folks, I’m pretty nifty. I have bad habits — I sometimes jump to conclusions, I leave my shoes in the middle of the hall and I don’t always load the dishwasher right away. I’m not into drugs, guns, gamboling or video games or country music — so I don’t think my flaws are fatal.
I will say that I’m better than some folks in one regard — I don’t make judgements, decisions or conclusions about people I don’t know. I also try not to spread my negative judgments, decisions or conclusions about people around — if I have a problem with someone I either try to sort it out or I simply pretend they don’t exist and ignore them. I also try not to make life uncomfortable for the people who love the people I don’t like… but, then again, that’s just me.
I also think that if you need to hate on someone you don’t know in order to improve your own life, then — use me as a target — I’m a mature person who can handle it… and if it works for you, then fine… I really don’t care.