Why is it, when 'truths' are revealed in writing about events and others, so man

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  1. gg.zaino profile image75
    gg.zainoposted 12 years ago

    Why is it, when 'truths' are revealed in writing about events and others, so many become angry.

    i don't include names in my writing and could be talking about anyone, yet many have read into my writing and saw themselves- thus the anger and heave- ho I get...


  2. Doc Snow profile image90
    Doc Snowposted 12 years ago

    People don't like to have their fears about themselves validated.  Ironically, their strong reaction offers its own sort of validation to the observer.

    1. gg.zaino profile image75
      gg.zainoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      correct Doc  mom used to know i was was lying by how much i protested....

  3. kittythedreamer profile image75
    kittythedreamerposted 12 years ago

    I guess that's their problem, hmmm? People have to realize that writers use personal experiences and collective memories in order to do their writing...it's just a part of who we are. If they get offended, then perhaps they shouldn't read it...at least that's what I've told people who get offended by my writing.

    1. gg.zaino profile image75
      gg.zainoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      good answer Kitty! smile

  4. ShaneMorris profile image61
    ShaneMorrisposted 12 years ago

    I agree with what both of the other comments stated. It seems that a lot of the time, someone either writes and likes to do it or dreads it and only do it when required - such as a job or for school assignments. When someone is one of 'the others' they don't really understand how we write the things we write, they haven't practiced what we like to do and, I get it, I do understand. Having said that, it's also not their right to get angry though. I think that if a friend were to get angry with me it would not be his/her right to do so. One thing about America is freedom of speech. Our writing, is exactly that - our writing. It was created and formed by our minds. It consists of our emotions and perceptions about the events, ideas, people, etc. that we've encountered through our lives. To ease them even more, you should suggest the very eminent possibility that they are the only one who would even notice. Or, you could just tell them, "Well hey, why don't you give it a shot then?" I had an idea for a couple book ideas in the future involving people I know and I thought about keeping some of their original names in the book (as they gave me permission), but because of situations like the one you've addressed - I will not.

    1. gg.zaino profile image75
      gg.zainoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Shane- Thanx for the input and insight- you too are also in line w/my thinking...

  5. Nspeel profile image64
    Nspeelposted 12 years ago

    First off i do not understand the picture with the question but i love the iguana i have one myself. Very extremely nice though hardly ever angry. But regardless people that get angry just have not given the other side of things a chance. They assume they are right and there is no changing that. Most people need to understand why your way could be right. I have wrote a decent amount of behavioral styles if you want to come on by and check it it. Maybe you can get your way after reading into it.

    1. gg.zaino profile image75
      gg.zainoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      HAha! ....is not a picture book. Theis green bastard has nothing to do with the question-
      Thanx for your insight- and taking the time.
      btw- i can't stand iguanas, killthem when i can- in the wild  likhere on the island no predators but me...

  6. Love-Life profile image61
    Love-Lifeposted 12 years ago

    Simple: People don't like the truth even though we say we want to know. People may want to know and demand the truth, but (at the risk of using a corny cliche), they literally can't handle the truth. And, that's the truth. ;-)

    1. gg.zaino profile image75
      gg.zainoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ha! Love-Life,
      the whole truth and nothing but....

  7. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 12 years ago

    It says somewhere in 'The Good Book' "and the truth will set you free." - something along those lines.

    Problem is most of us are hooked up within that part of ourselves which is not the truth: our own psychological conditioning, which is chock-a-block full of all sorts of beliefs which are, in fact, not true.

    For example, the bulimia sufferer who feels he or she (it's usually a she) is overweight, does not see herself as she is.   She sees herself as overweight and no amount of pointing out - even with photographic evidence - that she is as skinny as a rake will convince her she needs to fatten up.  She will get very angry if told to do so.  "Butt out!" she is likely to scream.

    You see, it becomes a battle between the 'self image,' i.e how the ego sees itself. and the truth.   Egos cannot abide the truth.   That is why they keep us forever in memories of the past (whether those memories are accurate or not) and in an imaginary future.   Egos - and their corolary, the self-image - cannot abide the present moment, or silence, or real introspection.  And when this is brought to their attention, egos grow angry.


    Because anger is always based in fear.   And egos fear that they will be found out for what they are.   Nothing more than a conglommerate of ideas which have developed an identity of their own.    Problem is, so many of us believe that we are our egos.    That's why there's so much anger around.

  8. Mr. Happy profile image70
    Mr. Happyposted 12 years ago

    If people can't handle the truth, I would think that you're chipping away at their ego.
    Keep going! lol

    1. gg.zaino profile image75
      gg.zainoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ego is a bitch! thanx Happy

  9. truthfornow profile image70
    truthfornowposted 12 years ago

    People are often self-centered so automatically assume you are talking about and criticizing them.  They don't like the truth to be told because they don't want to face the truth and have to make changes in their lives.

    1. gg.zaino profile image75
      gg.zainoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      True in so many areas- change can be a scarier thing than the firing squad....

  10. ninacrimaldi profile image60
    ninacrimaldiposted 12 years ago

    Because No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

    1. gg.zaino profile image75
      gg.zainoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Nina- Thanx- Words can be hatchets -or a soft pillows.  my responsibility is not to keep folks in their comfort zone.

  11. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 12 years ago

    Because "in a sanctimonious society of hustlers, like ours in the US, people who tell the truth are doomed to be hated".

    1. gg.zaino profile image75
      gg.zainoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      isn't that the damn trut old empresario ! thanx

  12. 50 Caliber profile image60
    50 Caliberposted 12 years ago

    Amigo, folks are wired kinda strange in my view, you could use my name and twist toward possible insult and I'd just smile with a goofy retort but others seem self centered to the point they are sure that it was/is all about them. They need to lighten up and learn that there are a whole lot of folks on this planet that match their description. As it has been said "ain't nothing new under this sun" Peace dust

    1. gg.zaino profile image75
      gg.zainoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sure enough- will hold you to that  Mi Amigo when the book is finished! Ha!
      peace brother


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