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Introspection, Part 2

I’m having those worries again.  One of these days, the mothership is going to come back to collect me for a debriefing.  They will say, “What have you learned about the people of this planet from 2 giga-seconds of living among them?” and I’ll have to reply, “Not a damned thing.  Nothing about them makes […]

Introspection, Part 1

Why don’t I have friends?  Because I don’t make any effort to maintain friendships.  Why am I not motivated to establish and maintain close friendships, and yet I regret not having them?  I’m not bashful or anxious about dealing with other people, strangers or acquaintances, but I feel it’s just not worth the effort. It’s […]