Friday, March 26, 2010

The Non-Superficial Quality of Others

Arch Nemesis,

It has been quite some time since I have last written a letter exposing the evil that is you. I shall now reveal more to you. I have gone down a path of self-discovery towards understanding just who I am and who others are. What am I talking about? I realize that you probably cannot fathom to any degree what I am talking about. That's expected, arch nemesis. I shall explain it to you.

Clearly we are not one-dimensional beings. Even a pure evil being such as yourself has some form of variety in comparison to other pure evil beings (I find this hard to believe with you). I'm talking about labels here. Labels are useful for many purposes. For example: I am good and you are evil. I have labeled myself under that most virtuous of terminology while giving you the most vile of terms. But there is more. You in your evil nature, contemptible as it is, are more than just that. You are naive, book smart, and cruel. Sure, some of those duped by your evil-ness, may claim that you are kind, awkward, and even dorky, but I try not to listen to the opinions of others duped by you.

My example in this are a group of individuals that fall under the same labels as me: gay and Mormon. We share these labels in common but in some cases this is by name only. Those individuals, as I shall classify now, are men that I consider to be friends. In my virtuous debauchery I have seen them to be moral, kind, humorous, and intelligent. It is quite doubtful you will ever find such strength of character in any of your evil hordes that you associate with. Their labels define an aspect of them but do not totally make them who they are. No label - be it religious, psychological, or social - can do so. We are who we are due to the totality of all variety that we give to our so-called labels and their interactions with each other.

First example, by way of introduction, is an individual that I shall name as Seeker. He is your typical guy: wants to have fun, intelligent, and funny. Meet him and you'll think nothing beyond that. What makes him on the side of good like I am as opposed to your side, my arch nemesis? He is gay and Mormon. That is the one dimensional label that I'm talking about. On closer inspection, there is more to him that creates the richness of his personality. He possesses an ability to know where he can and cannot go in life a quality that even I, in all my grand perfection, admire and envy a little too. I will say no more on that in case he should stumble across this letter and discover it to be himself. So what makes Seeker unique? In my arrogantly humble opinion it is his kindness towards others. It is both gentle and firm, loving and funny all at once.

My second example will possess the name Wild. He takes a different path than Seeker but both are equally strong in personality and desire to find what will harmonize with their hearts and minds. Both are good. Wild at first glance: handsome, shy, and a leader. He has the same labels as both Seeker and I. But there is, as expected, more. He struggles to find the balance between what is right and what is familiar. He stands with the familiar while aching to cross over into what is right and what is good. I admire the courage he has to decide where he will go. I know he will do the right thing for him.

Why did I post this? Certainly any other person will find all of this so obvious and even claim my descriptions are still superficial. Yet I, in my generous stinginess know what is to be done. This is the first letter of several that I want to use to explain a non-political point to you, creature of darkness. Hopefully, you'll understand the truth soon enough.

May you see reason someday,
Mr. Sanity

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