an ode to bitterness
November 21, 2012
i’m still very amused about the admonishment I got earlier today that I
should be angry and not bitter…
(see here for the ask
like i suppose it is a good thing i now have permission from anon to be
angry. but it seems strange to get a message like that, that still
manages to police my tone and make a great deal of assumptions about my
do i appear bitter? or even angry?
(note: I really don’t care if I appear to be either)
what is wrong, exactly, with bitterness? I know that bitterness gets a
lot of bad mouthing these days. that it is often considered to be a
negative or bad quality. that somehow, bitterness is indicative of some
moral or personal failure.
another emotion that seems to be ill regarded is regret. and sure,
regret stings worse than a thousand wasps (‘cause bees are cute and
but… as i responded: I will accept no less than the entire range of
i am human. I feel bitter. I have regrets. I feel joy. I have satisfaction.
this is life.
and i’ll never respond well to another person telling me that i should
be less than human
and while i fervently hope that everyone (me too!) has more joy and
happiness than bitterness and regret
what emotions (and the experiences caused by them) i have are mine
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