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11/05/2003 04:20 a.m.
There's a frustrating paradox about online journals.

They're most honest when no one you actually know reads them-- you can say anything that's on your mind, and no one gets offended.
Also, nobody really cares. And you want people to care... so you want people you know to have a peek at your thoughts now and then.

But as soon as your friends (or whomever) tell you that they read your journal.... you have to start practicing self-censorship.

And in principle, I'm against that. This is my journal, darnit, and I shouldn't have to worry about upsetting someone with my honesty. And yet... I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings... and I still want people to read my journal.

I have no solution. Except self-censorship. Grrr. Why do I bother having a journal anyway?

I am currently Bleh
I am listening to Stupid people's conversations

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