As a younger adult, I always had this feeling of connection to my fellow human beings, and I most certainly was not a good human being while believing in this. There certainly are no videos of the crimes that I have committed, but in my heart of hearts I know I have done them.
I really want to follow this up with a cop out or some other piece of bullshit about being younger, or I was raised in Nebraska, or blah, blah, blah, but in my heart I always knew it. I was just weak. I lacked the genuine courage to be the guy to say stop, or make a difference, and I lacked these tools because I didn’t have anybody to teach them to me.
Then I stumbled into this blog. And it taught me how to better articulate myself, how to champion my thoughts and how to feel better about myself. And I know I don’t participate as much as I used to, but I still read it.
Clashtalk definitely has had a positive impact on my life, and it isn’t because we trashed people, it’s because clashtalk looked for why everything could be better. That has always been the guiding principle, I honestly don’t know how I would have got through a bunch of stuff without this.