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Trading in My Feigned Writer's Voice for Another

I am what defines me, and that is an inalienable fact. As of now, I am like water.

Fake smile and the hat say it all!

Fake smile and the hat say it all!

Now that life is starting to return to normal after our big move and lifestyle change, I figured it is also time to switch up my writer's voice. I don't think it will be too drastic, but I find it worthy of some open self-speculation regardless. Up until now I've opted for a feigned politically correct attitude that has won me more ignorant enemies than it has friends.

I am thinking that I shall shift into my review-writing persona; the type that enjoys pretentious air, self-righteousness, and won't accept anyone's arguments if they are blatantly wrong. Where kindness became a burden, I'll relieve myself with authoritative presentation and disregard of your delicate sensibilities.

Just remember that my writer's voice depends on the crowd; it is as much a reflection of you as my readers as it is of my writings.

Kindness is a rare privilege these days. Even when offered in abundance, people would rather you stoop to their level of bitter cruelty and spite. You know what they say, 'In lieu of beating them with kindness, do it with your fists!'

— Kyler J. Falk

Virtue Signaling

Knowing there are some of you who value the kindness I've upheld in the face of the ignorant majority, I want you to understand that I appreciate you. However, for those of you who feel kindness should always be at the forefront of every interaction, or that, "killing them with kindness," is better than doing so with brute force, it sounds to me like you are just virtue signaling. I've become bored with arguing from a position of kindness, it breeds just as much hate and spite as using brute force.

I'm the type of person to believe that when it comes to interacting with others you are, as a self-evident matter of fact, entering a lose-lose situation. This holds true any time a hot topic is discussed because it is impossible to agree on every facet of every topic. Even further, most people you interact with are not able to disconnect emotionally and look at things from a logical standpoint.

You need to balance logic and feeling!

You need to balance logic and feeling!

Logic and Emotion

People will sit and argue all day, it doesn't matter what the discussion is, regardless of how readily available the factual answers are. This will regularly see me irritated because, generally speaking, I value the cold and calculative response to the emotional one. Why argue when you can rest easy on a cold, hard fact?

My writing style up until now has given credence to emotionally based arguments using a scientific approach to emotional interpretation. People, generally, are not smart enough to separate facts from emotional truths, however. This becomes no more apparent than when you sift through my past writings and all the subsequent comments.

Even now as I present things people are going to feel as if I am looking down on their ideas, despite the fact I am simply taking their input and running it through practical logic and it is coming up as, "most people are unintelligent and let emotions, rather than reality dictate their beliefs." Honestly, it seems like most people are running away from themselves when they argue, rather than actually arguing for what they believe.

You can't get mad at me for the way you present yourself; maybe it is time you switch up your persona! No one is stopping you but you!

People always seem to forget that the pursuit of higher knowledge is trying to disprove your own beliefs. Ascending into those higher echelons of learning requires the ability to enjoy being uncomfortable, rather than stagnating just because you feel safe with the ideas you've landed upon.

— Kyler J. Falk

Yes, This Is About You

If you feel like anything I've written thus far is about you, I assure you that it probably is. Far be it from me to judge others, but when you go out of your way to project yourself onto my writings I can't help but apply them to you despite your claims to the contrary. Perhaps if you were less banal, less rigid in your adherence to self-definition, then you'd be able to see that everything I've written has been done so as a generalization.

Generalizations tend to be ignorant, even those written from a place of love and acceptance, and that is why I am striving to be ever-evolving. As much as my writings are about others, so are they a reflection of the self and sometimes that reflection is quite grotesque. Luckily this image can be changed and reworked to be more suiting of the times, and that is just what I am doing.

I'm reworking myself, my writer's voice, so as to change the image I have become bored with. It isn't enough for me to remain in the same clothes, with the same accessories and donning the same uninteresting personas. I need variety in my life, in every facet, and just as I do away with regressive friends so do I do away with my old writer's voice of kindness.

Just because I'm doing away with kindness does not mean I won't be kind to you. I'm just done tiptoeing over people's feelings... for now.

Just kick back and relax, I know I am.

Just kick back and relax, I know I am.

We'll See How It Goes

Having become exhausted with others and their inability to present things in a fair and impartial manner, from a kind disposition if you will, I've decided I'd stoop to their level for a hot minute. Exhausted would be putting it mildly, but that is essentially how I feel due to the way I've decided to write up until this point. Heck, I'd even go as far as saying I've become a bit boring always asking people to be kind to one another.

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Although I still believe love and acceptance are the way to a brighter future, I don't think kindness is a necessary part of that idea. Perhaps, and this is a long-shot in the dark around a blind corner, people and their need to take part in the symptoms trickle-down cruelty can only be cured by playing into their uninteresting little games? Even I doubt that, and I'm not going to take part, but I'm certainly going to be ramping up my language with similar methods.

Take it this way, if at this point you are still unsatisfied, I'm going to be kicking my feet up and not trying so hard to be fair and impartial. Loving and accepting, yes, but fair and impartial is the hard road that many forgo for their own comfort and instant gratification. I think I've earned a little time off from reality, don't you?

It's time I rolled around in the muck for a bit and stopped trying to be clean; but you know what they say, "lay down with dogs and you'll wake up with fleas," and I'm already feeling a little itchy.


Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 28, 2020:

I have no idea who the clique is, but they certainly won't be ruining my time by obsessing over who they think I am. Perhaps sour it a little bit, but that is to be expected on the internet. I just wish I knew what it was I did to hold so much power over these individuals, because it would be awesome to be able to use that power for something other than inspiring their whinging on my Hubs.

Gotta keep our chins up, even when those beneath us are biting our ankles!

Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on May 28, 2020:

Uh oh pissed off the clique. Get used to it......they’ve ruined many a person’s time here.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 28, 2020:

I'm not sure whether or not you want me to interact with you on a serious level. Nor am I certain why you're being so bitter. Please, let me know what it is I have done to cause you such angst so we can come to a constructive conclusion.

Larry NewName on May 28, 2020:

see what I mean, Einstein? You want to be an INVESTIGATOR?? You just flunked another test. Hold on a minute & someone else might sign on to visit. you don't know near as much as you think. gotta get smarter, kid.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 28, 2020:

@Everyone else here: I appreciate your ongoing support of my writings and all the kind words you have to offer. As you can see, a few individuals here in the Hubs, who shall remain unnamed for the sake of future litigation, have taken it upon themselves to harass me constantly. For this reason I have been avoiding interactions with others for a while, and abstaining from any posts until the matter is resolved.

Alas, I'm sure you can all see why it is I wish to change my writer's voice. It has won me much more hatred than anything positive, even if I don't understand the logic behind the hatred.

joey summers on May 28, 2020:

see what I mean? you really think you know everything. but you you're not too bright. I've signed in with dozens of names, what's your major maladjustment, boy?

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on May 28, 2020:

"I visit this site often."

You joined four hours ago, but I'm happy you feel safe behind anonymity.

Joey Summers on May 28, 2020:

I visit this site often just to see what people are writing about. I very rarely leave a comment but there are times I must say something. Over & over you come off like you think you've got all the answers about life and people. Truth is, you're just a damaged, unfulfilled soul who thinks he can mold people into his idea of the world. You make me laugh.

What makes you think anyone cares what voice you use? Good or bad, positive or negative, readers can clearly see you're a scared child looking for attention and praise to heal your fake wounds from that horrific childhood you incessantly talk about. Look kid, grow up and be a man. Get a job. Quit letting a girl support you. Don't expect people to believe you about some back injury when you write about walking mountain trails for hrs with a baby on your back? You insult the intelligence of your readers. You've got problems alright, but you've created them all in your messed up head.

Get yourself straightened out before you think you can preach to the rest of the world about how you want the world to operate. You need a shave, a haircut & take the lipstick off. Are you trying to be different? guess what, you're just strange. If you're gonna keep up the 3-way sex, stock up on penicillin or you'll be a walking STD.You should be feeling itchy because you are the dog!

You are amoral to the core.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 26, 2020:

I have always felt that, do unto others as you would do to self. It doesn't always work. There are people who must rule the day no matter what. I say, " If it makes you feel better, go for it. " You are a talented writer and I'm anxious to see what you will write.

Nathan Bernardo from California, United States of America on May 26, 2020:

I know where you're coming from for sure. I like too that I learned the term "virtue signaling". I'm glad they've come up with a term for something that I've found obnoxious for years; I witnessed a good example of it on the forums earlier today.

Thanks again Kyler, I appreciate your writing whichever style you choose to do it in.

Ann Carr from SW England on May 26, 2020:

Interesting tack on change of style! Looking forward to what you come up with.


fran rooks from Toledo, Ohio on May 26, 2020:

Well Kyler, eye-opener! I've always believed "do unto others"! and "to thine own self be true. I hope I always follow the Golden Rules and be myself. Keep it up Kyler, you are fascinating.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 26, 2020:

Kyler, we all do what we feel we must do. Changing our writer’s voice and attitude is one of those things many of us do from time to time for various reasons. I hope the change is “as good as a holiday’ for you.

Oh, by the way. I wrote the poem you requested regarding a “burning passion” in Poems From thePorch 32.

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