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communication failure

I'm alienating people that I've considered friends.

I've made myself appear to be completely stupid and an ass.

I'm frustrated that I'm being misunderstood, that people are extrapolating too much from what I've said or not said, or focusing on completely the wrong thing, and that my efforts to clarify myself are disliked as much as further misunderstood.

I'm frustrated that I'm communicating so poorly. 

I'm hurt that people I respect consider me to be an ignorant ass. I'm annoyed that I'm undoubtedly responsible at least in part for that.

I'm annoyed that I can offer an opinion or idea on a topic that I admit up front I'm not well-versed in, and have people tell me to shut up rather than respond in a way to help me understand better. I'm also annoyed that I clearly bring that kind of reaction upon myself through my poor communication.

I'm having a bad couple days online. And these failures on my part won't be forgotten, and just make communication that much more difficult in future discussions. (That however is not unique to me, everyone suffers from that problem.) 

Probably a good reminder to get off the internet and deal with my much more important real-life problems.

P.S. Why doesn't Livejournal have "unhappy" in its mood list? Some of their options and omissions are just boggling.

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