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A Most Unlikely Sythesis

I've changed. A lot, over the years. I'd like to think the majority of it was for the better.

The two primary influences upon me have been surprisingly contradictory, on the surface. My obsession with dolphins has led me to learn a lot about how I approcah life based on how they do the same. I have learned to be honest and straightforward with my feelings, and to not allow my darker impulses to overwhelm me.

On the other hand (or fluke?) the Vulcans from Star Trek have a lot of admirable qualities, tempered of course by Spock's wisdom in ST:VI ("logic is the beginning, not the end"). While I embrace my feelings, I do not allow them to control me, or to cloud my judgement. Analytical thought comes first, and this has led to a lot of people thinking of me as cold at times, when I simply constrain my emotions to a backseat position when what seems like the rest of the world is incapable of doing so.

I have found a strikingly stable balance between these two philosophies.

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0rcinus
Jul. 12th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, it does work. And it would be Pec not Fluke. You should know that. :P
longbottle
Jul. 13th, 2012 03:10 am (UTC)
Yes, I do know that, it was an intentional choice designed to evoke "shoe is on the other foot" as part of an intentional mixed metaphor for humor value with those sharp enough to pick up on it.

Yes, I know pecs from flukes. It's not like I said "flipper", with the vagary associated with that. :P
0rcinus
Jul. 13th, 2012 04:35 am (UTC)
Leave it to me to be Metaphorically Challenged.
longbottle
Jul. 14th, 2012 07:00 am (UTC)
It was a bit esoteric, I admit.
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