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05 June 2005 @ 07:21 pm
Do you ever wonder about someone's "origins," although you know where they're from and can easily learn about their entire history?

By that I mean, philisophical origins. Like, how they came to think the way they do - how they came to think about themselves, how their thoughts come about. It's sorta hard to explain.

I'm actually thinking about myself here, although I can probably think of a few people to apply this question to. When people read my journal entries, do they ever wonder what made me think of what I just wrote? What I was doing beforehand? How I got into the state of mind to write such an entry? It's stuff like this that keeps people mysterious and unpredictable even after you know them really well.

Basically what I'm saying is that I don't know if anyone who reads this thinks I do some weird sort of meditation or medication or other weird activity before I go and write something. If they think that I believe I'm above or below other bloggers, and basically if there is any mystery in what or why I write. Nah mean?
Attempting to sleep w/ ratherunlikely since 2003!communismkeke on June 6th, 2005 02:37 am (UTC)
I'm always thinking about the formative backround behind every human being and how it shapes their voice. I'm a history major DUH.
The Tridecadal Koreanastralblue on June 6th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)

I view it in the opposite direction...  With a lot of what a single person says, I can sorta see what kind of past experience he/she's had so far, even without the personal account about the experience itself.  In other words, I tend to induce people's past from what they say rather than wonder about what kind of past deduces their current behavior.

Of course, in most of the cases the conclusion by induction is a speculation at best, and I have to confirm it in one way or another.  But it's a good exercise for me to understand people more comprehensively.  This is also why I'm interested in psychology and psychiatry―although I wouldn't say I'm really deep into them―'cause they give useful insights and hints.

Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on June 6th, 2005 03:54 am (UTC)
Of course. It is also nice to see how people act based on what they've been through and how they've been brought up - but in the context of what I was saying, I find it especially interesting when I find someone who acts and thinks completely contrary to their upbringing.

But given what you said, yes, this is true. I can deduce, for a very simplistic example, that most trolls online are very lonely and prone to emotional problems...
rtf on June 6th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC)
I frequently (not always) consider this. Even if you know someone you only know a little bit about them because you can't live their whole life or decision-making process. I deliberately try to exploit that myself; if I can hide the way I think, nobody will know what I'm up to until it hits them. This is primarily for my own enjoyment, and I let go of facades if I have something serious to say.
Nikolausoneirist on June 6th, 2005 05:42 am (UTC)
i wonder about you a lot. haha.
but seriously i do. not on lj specifically, but sometimes when i talk to people i wonder how they got the way they are. interesting that you brought it up here.
tehpanda on June 6th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC)
yeah, i kinda like thinking about peoples backgrounds and how they've become to be who they are now.
Antagonist77antagonist77 on June 6th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC)
Thing is, I don't think what you write is that weird. I suppose it's because share somewhat similar philsophies. I wish people thought about how I think, I can see why you made this post.