Monday, February 17, 2014
I want to thank everyone who commented on my last post (a new outfit). You taught me a valuable lesson.
I was attracted to the top I bought because of its bright, unusual color ("Oh, pretty!"). Because I can't try on women's clothes in stores, I had no idea if or how the top would fit. Even worse, wearing it I had no clue as to whether or not it looked good. You explained to me how the top's odd design, irregular shape and loose flaps do me no favors. The piece is unflattering on me, despite its interesting hue.
That's the value of what we're doing here -- I get to experiment, you get to opine, and I learn from your feedback. Unlike you, I lack experience in assessing female attire and I don't have real-life girlfriends to correct my mistakes. So you fulfill a tremendously helpful role.
In a short time, I've learned a lot about female life. My education is accelerated by intense study and unflagging enthusiasm. At the same time, I recognize how much I still don't know. My ignorance is greater than my knowledge.
I wonder if you're aware of what's happening here -- my actual project. I'm expanding my life in an important new direction and you are assisting me with that. Your participation is more than leaving a casual comment on a blog; you are affecting the course of my life and enabling me to be the person I always wanted to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson observed, "It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." I hope that's true and that you derive some benefit from coming here.