And people will fill in the blank, in some cases based on stereotypical attitudes and presumptions. In order to avoid any misunderstanding, I was going to make a short addendum post to explain myself further. But then I considered whether it was necessary to do that. If people think they know me well enough to presume a stereotypical attitude on my part – and especially if they feel inclined to distance themselves from me in consequence – then let them do so and reduce the surplus population.
Meanwhile, I’ll try to take the same lesson when it’s my turn to make erroneous presumptions, as I occasionally do.
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The depression has eased a bit, by the way, but the bad mood is as bad as ever. They’re not the same thing, of course.