Someone told me tonight that they don't read my blog anymore, because it's just "a rant" about stupid things like bubble gum.
So, I looked up the word "rant" up in the dictionary, and found various definitions for it, including the following:
1. A speech or piece of writing that incites anger or violence
2. To speak or write in an angry or violent manner
3. To talk foolishly, rave
And so, I looked back over everything I've written here, and, I have to say, I'm hard pressed to find a single piece I've written that is anything close to any of these. Even some of the most controversial pieces, like Bubble Gum, and MySpace-even the Hugo Chavez piece, are nowhere near rants.
So, then, I have to ask myself: is it just that this individual doesn't agree with my point of view? Or are they intellectually unhealthy? Because, you see, at the end of the day, the stuff you find here may be different than the stuff you find most other places, but, for the most part, it's intellectually stimulating. It's intended to broaden your mind-which is healthy. And an unwillingness to participate tells me that, perhaps, this individual simply isn't interested in wholesome food for thought.
Now, don't get me wrong: I'm not saying that if someone doesn't read MyndFood, they're intellectually lazy. I can accept that my points of view may not resonate with everyone (although, for the most part, the things I write are pretty wholesome; so if a person wholeheartedly disagrees with me, across the board, I'm a little concerned). But, I can accept that a person simply doesn't like what I have to say, and would rather get that sustenance elsewhere.
But to simply dismiss the venue as "a rant," and to move on with life? It's scary, if you ask me.
And leads, I think, to a mind that has a tendency not to expand; which is probably the classic definition of "narrow-minded."
I ask for your thoughts on this one, fellow diners. It honestly means a lot to me.
As always, thanks for dining here! I'm honored to have you!