When I write, which I do on occasion, I write from my own perspective. I write about my observations, my opinions and my feelings. I do that because to a large extent writing is therapy for me. I write to try and sort through and idea that I’m chewing on in my head or to get over some hurdle. That’s why I’m happier when I’m writing more, because my brian is in motion. I also write that way because that’s what I like to read. I like to read someone elses insight into something. I like to learn what other people feel about things, and how it (whatever it is) strikes them. My favorite books and blogs (even fictional one) are written from someone perspective. I often link to posts by other people written in this same tone.
One thing I’ve noticed recently, is that people who read these personal musings take them as some kind of manifesto to argue with. They vehemently disagree. They see things differently and they are right and everyone else is wrong. It’s almost like they think the commentary being made is about them directly. Or they are subject to it somehow. I wonder if people are just so used to being told what to do that they assume anytime someone is talking they must be talking about them. Or if they feel so insecure with their own standing that if someone is talking about a different perspective then bashing it seems the only viable option?