I know I'm not meant to say that. Obviously if I want to engage with and understand people with different opinions, then writing this goes against my purpose. But I would feel disingenuous if I didn't admit it. And it wouldn't hurt some people to hear it either.
The wide variety of reaction to Ellen Degeneres' friendship with George Bush showed we are hardly all on the same page in relation to how much tolerance we should have for the behaviour of our friends, I thought it was important to be open about how I look at those who disagree with me.
I’m not sure if it just me that has changed or the nature of politics under our failing democratic systems. I wrote a few years back that you can hold whatever opinion you like, but if your actions don’t negatively affect other people, I don’t really mind.
I don’t think like that anymore though.
So I haven’t written much recently.
This has certainly not been due to having less to say. There are currently more ideas for articles that I want to write floating around in my brain than I can keep track of.
And whilst life has been particularly busy over the last few months and it would be convenient to attribute my lack of productivity to external factors and describe it as out of my control; this would not be entirely accurate. If I wanted to make time to write more I easily could have, without significantly impacting any other important aspect of my life.
But I’ve actually made a deliberate decision to spend more time being non-productive.