Will.Whim

A weblog by Will Fitzgerald

Profiles in Ireny

(Ireny isn’t a word, but it should be)

I’ve been lurking on a discussion list, which will go unnamed. Mr ALLCAPS said that everyone in group X is either a Y or a Z. Mr. Irenic suggested that there might be a third category. Mr. ALLCAPS accused Mr. Irenic of being a ‘closet Y’ (with the comment ‘No Offense, just identification’). Mr Irenic replied:

Let me assure you that no offense is taken. Though I think your identification is slightly skewed, I don’t really mind whether one thinks I am a “closet Y”. Whatever I believe, I think I put it forth in the last post and it is not in the closet. What I don’t address clearly is not because it is in the closet, but probably because I simply don’t know. If you think I’m a Y, I have no control over that, nor any particular concern for it.

I really love the modesty and clarity of Mr. Irenic’s statement.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: