I have found in my journey that the more I understand "truth," the less I can embrace the arts.
Blogging is an art.
Art is inherently manipulative because art stages conflict (or contrast) to evoke emotion.
My music, my graphics, my writing -- all have suffered because I cannot bring myself to manipulate or be manipulated. The very notion of creating a point of conflict or contrast to make a point sickens me, even when doing so is completely legitimate and warranted.
I need to find a way through this.