READER MAIL

Hi there.

I recently stumbled across your web site and find myself going back to it whenever I feel negative, down on life, and having no life. It’s rare that I feel that way, but when I do, I certainly find myself doing activities that support this negative view on life – like, reading your blog. But I digress. So, this hopefully is one of the last few times I will be here and you have inspired me to exercise me freedom of speech, much as you have so cleverly done yourself.

A little background: I am a girl, of Eastern European and Meditteranean origin, born outside the U.S. and raised for the most part in the U.S. I currently live in Warsaw, Poland with my fiance. He owns a business and I work for a company. I am someone who takes great pride in being a woman, both from a physical perspective as well as cooking for my fiance and all that jazz. I also believe tremendously in the importance of being productive – the shape of this will morph throughout my life – now it is my professional and social life, tomorrow it may be kids, heck maybe one day it will be the garden, but all in all I find great pleasure in contributing to the world and the community in which I live. I also find tremendous richness and meaning in my life – my love life, my career, my friends, being in a new city and experiencing the world.

Why am I telling you this? I think you are on the wrong track with everything and living in this country has opened up my eyes to that. Sure, obesity in the Western World is a problem but that is a residue of modern life – the quality of food decreases and people lead busier lives. I work in the medical industry and even here, since communism fell, obesity is SLIGHTLY on the rise. And I
have lived before in DC and let me tell you most of the people there have a stick up their butt a mile long, but you are also living in a city where people, men and women, go to focus solely on themselves and their career. It’s not representative of the entire Western World. But you are missing the point. Everyone in the world should be as glad as to have the opportunities that men
AND women have in the U.S. Here in Poland, you would be surprised… many of the women are real leaders in the office, have kids and look fabulous. And the guys? Total losers. Most of them. Sorry to say. So, you see, you can be driven by your career and live a full life as well. The key is getting off at 5 pm whenever possible, in my opinion.

Whatever, listen, here is the deal. Your negativity kills me. Your hatred and scorn are poisounous. People always blame everything outside of themselves when they don’t really want to look at themselves and make the necessary change. I don’t care if you want to play lots of women and all that; men have been doing that for centuries. Just forget that you have it figured out and stop hating on the world around you and start to see the good in people. My God, if any of these words that I feel so strongly could just make you think for one second. It is people’s natural response to hotly defend their opinion, but I can tell you are not a complete idiot so just think about it. Look, you have a following already… why don’t you inspire them to do something good rather than just criticize the world around them. The fault is not always “American Women.” You put so much time and effort into this but what I see is only criticism and scorn.

Or, you continue to live your life and I will enjoy mine, no changes.

34 thoughts on “READER MAIL

  1. Stephen

    Umm Okay. Yeah, so you can be a negative asshole. And then you write gems like “Coffeshop Couple” and “My Rules of Life” where you’re introspective, philosophical, and downright positive about the human condition.

  2. Kris

    No response, DCB? Did this make you think about yourself?

    Stephen has it right. “My Rules Of Life” is one of the best things I’ve read, blog or otherwise, ever.

  3. V

    “why don?t you inspire them to do something good rather than just criticize the world around them.”

    That’s her point? I think she wants DCB’s “attention” more than anything…what, tell me I’m wrong.

  4. Days of Broken Arrows

    “Your negativity kills me. Your hatred and scorn are poisounous.”

    What is she talking about? People as diverse as H.L. Mencken and Mick Jagger have built entire careers out of hatred and scorn. No one would want to read this site if it was endless, new age “positive” prattling on. In fact, the J.D. Salinger-esque qualities of DCB’s writing are what sets him apart. Don’t turn into that “Men are From Mars” guy!!

  5. Anonymous

    she needs to get banged out or something… clearly her hubby ain’t keeping her satisfied.

  6. Jay Gatsby

    I wonder why she even bothered. It’s not like her letter will change DCB’s mind. On the other hand, I’m sure it will spawn another philosophical post, possibly with a scarcastic twist this time.

  7. Sweatpants

    This is a really good example of the idea that when you write something, it should have a point. What the hell is this person saying?

  8. Roissy

    wow, women are pointless writers. feel… feel.. emotion… feel… feel… emotion… i i i i…. feel… emotion….

    after the second sentence my mind wandered to thoughts of protractors. ahh, the perfect 30 degree angle. so definite, so real, so non-whiny.

  9. Oface

    I bet this chick is hot…….I bet she’s got a mean ass…..Talk that communism baby….come on baby, who’s your dear leader????

  10. brown cow

    I don’t fully agree with her, but I do believe that many people reading this blog do so for masochistic reasons (like her).

  11. aja

    Apparently dcb hates american women, so what, he’s hated on them for the last two years I’ve read this blog.

    Dudes not going to change and one comment od like hundrerds won’t do it either.

    People can’t come here and expect to make an impact on this guy. Folks can expect to come here and be entertained and that’s a wrap.

    Keep hating/loving/fucking/selling/playing/thinking/breathing.

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