Adventures in Hubris

The dictionary defines Hubris as; “excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.”

In this context the question becomes; “what makes me think I have anything meaningful to say to the world at large?”  The very idea seems fraught with hubris to me. The honest answer is; I don’t know. Perhaps I don’t. We’ll see.

I hope the concept will evolve over time but you should expect to see a mixture things. The lines are not clearly defined but I’ll make an effort to give fair warning of what you’ll be getting if you invest your time in reading a post.

The Arts – reviews of things I have seen or information about things I’d like to see….or avoid. There may be some hubris in this but, in most cases, the opinions will be matters of personal taste for you to consider or discard as you choose.

Stream of Consciousness – rants and idle musings about whatever has caught my attention

Humor – attempts at being funny. You, the reader, will judge the success.

LGBT Life – including my experiences as a gay man living in a red state.

I hope you’ll find something worth reading. My biggest fear in this effort is that the entire blogosphere will get together and unanimously decide I am an idiot, or worse, a waste of time?  There is an old saying that it is better to remain silent and let others think you’re stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Blogging confronts that risk head-on and with a permanence that only exists on the internet.

4 comments on “Adventures in Hubris

  1. Thank you for taking the “risk” of exposing yourself; thoughts, observations, rants, and hubris to us all out here in the blogosphere. We are all the richer for it.

  2. By the way, a former boss and a friend of mine said he doesn’t read my blog because “All you write about is yourself.” Uh….guilty as charged. What? I’m going to write about the theory of relativity? Everyone has their own idea of a blog, mine is about me and I offer no apologies. Am I guilty of hubris? I don’t think so because I don’t think I’m better than anyone else but I am equal which does upset some people who read my blog. Life is a risk. If you don’t take risks you’re not living, you’re just existing waiting to die.

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