Richard Tocci

Richard Tocci
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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Self Examination

One thing that Facebook has done recently is forced me to look into myself, and allowed me to look into others. I don't think 20 years ago I would have been so honest about myself.

The newest thing to go around Facebook is the 17 or 25 Random Facts about Me. It started off at 17, then went to 25. It will go up to 35, then 50, then up to 100, until some joker is going to start a "172 Random Things About Me" and I'll have to start saying things like "There is a bug on my wall right now, and I want to smash it, but it's not bothering anyone" or I'll just have to start making things up:

I am the cloned bastard child of Beethoven, Albert Einstein, Queen Victoria I, Marie Antoinette, Ronald Reagan, and Pee Wee Herman, and my second maternal grandmother twice removed is Lucille Ball.

...which explains everything, right?

I wrote a 17 list on this blog and added to it last night to create a 25 list. Actually, I took a few things out, added a few things, and then posted it.

I find there to be several common themes:

1. We have relatives that have died, and we wish we could see them just one more time.
2. We know who our friends are, and we know why.
3. We all have a sense of humor.
4. We all love our children, dearly, completely, without question, which is the way it should be.
5. Our role models are quality, wholesome, decent people.

The rest of the facts are truly random, but quite interesting. I hope to read more soon.

2 comments:

The Guptas said...

I've actually been surprised how "raw" these lists are. Lots of insecurities we deal with everyday, some regrets, deep stuff. Deeper than I expected (or was willing to reveal about myself). Ha ha.

Richard Tocci said...

I agree. I found myself cleansing my soul in some ways on some of those posts. And when that happened, others felt better they did it. We all have issues -- some more than others -- and it's good to get out those that need to get out.