The One-sided Id

A few weeks ago, I was talking to a good friend of many years. It was the kind of one-dimensional conversation I’d come to enjoy, and indeed to demand since I started blogging.

In a nutshell, it usually goes like this: “My view is right, yours is stupid. This is logical, that’s illogical. My position makes sense, yours is useless.” And so on. You could apply it to any subject and it would reduce to the same thing.

During the course of the conversation I made an offhand remark about myself, and he said, “That is the first time you’ve mentioned feelings in a long time, Aaron.”

Sometimes the quiet perceptiveness of a friend can shed light on what’s missing. It’s been weighing on my mind ever since.

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