Am I incorrect in my assumption that you have a disdain of storytelling or fiction and it’s affect on human behavior? Can you elaborate a little on these topics? (3/3)

simonalkenmayer:

I don’t care about sexual questions. They don’t Trouble me and I make no value judgements. I simply either understand or cannot.

Understand me, that my perspective on your condition is relative to my existence and my way of thinking. This changed over time. The “me” that you greet in the volumes of my journal evolved into this me. The things I have said remain consistent in all the ways that are in holding with my personality, and evolve in keeping with how any person might evolve.

So what I’ve said of humanity in the past is likely reflective of what I felt then.

As for now, and how I feel about fiction…I do have a fair amount of disdain, because I am so often the brunt of it. Yes, I think storytelling was useful to you. Necessary? I don’t know. Fictionalizing has gotten out of hand. Like fried food, junk food, it may be calories, but are they nutritional?

I don’t think so.

Once in a great while? Certainly. All day, every day, from every aspect of life, reflected on such that there are documentaries about fiction and fiction designed to look like documentary, som even about fiction…

No.

This is why we have “fake news” and “alternative facts”. Over fictionalizing is destroying the human capacity to be rational.

Anyone who has spent time chatting with me or watching movies knows I like a good fiction. From the playhouses of London to the opera, I have been there, but there is a line and humans don’t appear to have the discipline yet to stop themselves.

So do I disdain of fiction? No. Do I disdain of it’s improper uses? Yes.

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