The word has been chosen at an appropriate time, because I also am under siege due to my logical approach to life, being told to advocate something else then cold rationality in my daily interaction. Now I think it’s fair to say that cold rationality is one of my strong points, and that it is one of the aspects of me that I actually like. I don’t like doing or thinking things that have no connection with reality in real world situations. I’m not dismissing the power of imagination or the utility of a flight of fancy (who doesn’t indulge in those) but I don’t think decisions and words should be wasted without regard this requirement.
Others would disagree suggesting that I should replace my logic with…Well they haven’t been forthcoming about what I should replace it with. I think the alternatives would either be more gut instinct, more random behaviour and less planning. An adaptation of truthiness if you will.The value of spontaneity is something that I can appreciate, and it really is something that I don’t do a lot of. It might be just the way I’m configured but I also feel that I don’t have the people around me to let me be spontaneous in a meaningful way with constructive results. Saying silly things has never appealed to me; I’d rather be actually witty or telling jokes which I flatter myself but I think I’m good at playing with words instead of doing silly things which I can’t do because I have the grace of galloping hyena.
In the end though I’m comfortable with what I am, I like being rational, and thinking things through before committing myself to anything. It’s what I’m used to doing, and it seems idiotic to resile from a position that is eminently rational to a position less rational because of no articulatable benefit. So till the case is better made, I’ll be staying the way I am.