Here is a recent page from my journal. It came into being after I got myself caught up into an argument…I do that sometimes. I spoke up in defense of someone and could not let go of my point…I do that too sometimes. I was very proud to find the quote in my piece to further defend my point….though in the end it really doesn’t matter. The best way I found to let go was to stop responding and get to my journal ASAP.
I’ve chosen to share this here because I want to recognize my own explorations of being human. That hopefulness, living/loving/laughter, etc. sometimes gets lost for a moment and anger, hostility, and frustration demand their time.
The quote is: ” The Ad Hominem Argument is not a fallacy despite there being fallacious instances of the argument”, Douglas Walton, Informal Logic, 2008, p190. “Sometimes I Have Evil Thoughts.”