He Took Advantage Of His Position As A Blogger

I’m glad I’ll never be susceptible to that charge.

"You have nothing to lose!" I’m often told by people in positions of authority. They envy my freedom. I can speak my mind. I can engage with dangerous people. I don’t have to worry about my reputation.

Can you imagine a woman complaining, "He took advantage of his position as a blogger. He writes about things that interest me. He writes in a way that toys with my heart. I was vulnerable and he took cruel advantage."

As a kid, I felt powerless. I did not feel attunement. That was the word I learned in therapy today. When I fell and skinned my knee, everyone around me would be told, "He’s ok! He’s fine!" I was allowed to speak for myself.

I hated feeling powerless. I hated feeling powerless towards the rabbis. I worked hard to remedy the situation. I hate placing myself in positions that feel powerless. I love my blog. I love being able to even the score. I love that I can explain myself and my feelings and my thoughts and my actions. I love that I can go on forever and that I have enough skills as a writer that I can suck people into my journey and take them along for the ride.

According to this online dictionary, "attunement" means: " To bring into a harmonious or responsive relationship:"

Thinking about this word, I realize the number of times that I am not attuned to others, that I ride roughshod over their needs in my pursuit of a laugh (or other more vulgar needs).

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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