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LJ Idol week 10 "You're so vain - you probably think this topic is about you"

I am always intrigued when I see posts full of pronouns. I wonder who is being discussed and why it has to be semi-secret. I wonder if the person it is about recognizes themselves. 


It’s not about me.


I am a friendly person, relatively quiet both in real life and here on livejournal. I listen, I get most jokes, I respond if I am moved to do so. But my life is relatively calm, and unexciting. I certainly don’t inspire posts full of pronouns.


Maybe I do. Maybe people have been talking about me for years and I’ve never figured it out. Maybe my self-deprecation has led to my missing important things; rants of folks pissed off at me or declarations of love. But I doubt it. 

It’s not about me.


I don’t get tagged. I didn’t get listed in anyone’s 30 questions meme that went around this summer. Hell, I rarely appear in those computer generated letters to Santa that are starting to pop up.


Of course I am the center of my own world, just like we all are. I have ongoing daydreams about tremendous drama that is all about me, where everyone knows who I am and what I do.   Everyone wants to get close to me, and waits breathlessly for me to speak again. But those are just daydreams. 


So I keep reading about these mystery people whose lives are so dramatic, who are so loved or so hated. But I don’t ever pay too much attention.


Because it’s not about me. It’s never about me.




@@@ This is my entry for LJ Idol Week 10: You're So Vain - You Probably Think This Topic is About You. I will post a link to the poll when it goes live, likely on Friday. Thank you for reading. @@@

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It is about you, and you know it. :P

Sorry, couldn't resist.

It's really not though. Is it?

Thanks for reading.

Thank you - I was really nervous about this one for some reason so I'm glad people like it.

This is so good! Ah, life in the drama-free zone! :)

It is a happy place to be.

Thanks so much.

Do you ever want it to be?

I like the simplicity of what you wrote.

ETA: By simplicity, I mean "Because it’s not about me. It’s never about me." There is an awful lot of meaning in those few words.

Edited at 2008-12-04 10:15 pm (UTC)


Thank you. There was a lot more here for a while but every time I re-read it I edited more out. I like simplicity.

I really liked this!!! If it's not about you or me then who is it all about? haha

I have no idea. Maybe there is one person somewhere and everything is always about them.

Thanks for reading!

This reply is about you.


(I always wanted to hug a muppet, and now I'm imagining my icon hugging Beeker in your icon.)


Edited to add: the fact he looks horrified now makes the hugging scenario make me giggle.

Well Beeker (the muppet) is horrified by most things.

I, however, always appreciate hugs. Thanks.

I liked this post. It was a clever take on the topic.

Thank you. Honestly, when I saw the topic all I could think was, but it's not about me. So I ran with it.

Hey, no drama is good. :D

I wish I had less of it. :)

I am certainly not complaining about the no drama. I am very in favor of that.

Thanks for reading.
(btw, I love your icon.)

This is such a great post. It makes me sad when I read a bit of the self depreciation in it, but for this piece to work, there has to be some in there.

Anyway, I love it and I also want to thank you so much for helping me find perspective today to have a better one. I did lie down with a too big blanket and had a too big nap and now I feel a little better. : )

Thank you. I tried to keep as little down on self in there as possible, because it's really not the point.

You're very welcome. I'm glad my idea helped and your day got back on track, at least a little.

This was very well-done, remember, it isn't always about you! *I have to remind myself of this too!*

Something we all have to remember.

Thanks for reading.

I'm never tagged for meams either. Well, maybe never is too strong a word, but rarely. So, apparently, it's not all about me, either.

Very occasionally I pop up but mostly not. We can stay in the quieter corner together.

Thanks for reading!

This is true of me too.

I figured it couldn't be just me.

Thanks for reading.

This is simple and perfect... great entry!

It's sometimes nice not to feel the pressure of the memeage and tagging, though...or, at least, that's what I tell myself. :P


Very true. I'm not actually complaining, 'it's not about me' is the first thing I thought of when I saw the prompt.

Thanks for reading.

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