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After talking on the phone with my parents for almost two hours I think I have a better understanding of why I tend toward being quiet. That is, they do most of the talking. I guess I just have more filters on topics of conversation. I guess that is a little strange to have that sentence in a journal that is mostly my random thoughts and observations.

Every once in a while I try to slip in random passive-aggressive things like telling my mom that I believe people's level of happiness is genetically determined. I feel like I'm pretty neutral -- not overly sad or happy. Of course she takes this as thinking that her son has never been happy. It's like that stupid chalkboard line in Donnie Darko where Patrick Swayze's character categorizes everything as being either love or fear. Few things are two dimensional.

Oh well. Off to do some homework. I could take classes forever, but the homework thing is getting old.


On being quiet

I tend to be quiet because my family are all such loudmouths, too!! I told my mom and my sister this once at a bridal shower and I think they were partially offended, but not really.

I like the conversation you had with your mom about being happy. I'm sure she just wants you to be happy all the time which of course is not going to happen.

Have you read Jenna's livejournal entry? It's crazy :) I don't even know how to respond!!

Re: On being quiet

Of course. And any moment that I'm not happy somehow reflects poorly on her parenting skills.

Jenna's life has gone psycho. I think it's a good thing that her roommate is getting out of there. Things could get violent or criminal from the sounds of it!