It Annoys Me.

It's something over which I have absolutely no control.  When I'm angry, it can be a gateway to laughter.  When I'm sad, it can be an artificial band-aid.

Is life really so easy that you can push a button on someone and expect that smiles are the only possible result?  Are we nothing but programmed nerve centers?

I am very annoyed at ticklishness and how it interferes with my view of life.  If everything entails pain, how can I laugh when touched by a stranger?  I feel violated.  Yet, the reaction itself, the laughter and fake smiles elicited, only further encourage this behavior.

How do I reconcile this phenomenon with my doctrine of control?

This frustrates me...

flirtswithdisaster flirtswithdisaster
26-30, M
2 Responses Mar 11, 2009

you are confusing an external with something intrinsic to your being, love is not what we make, it is what we do, likewise our reaction to touch should not be confused with the impersonal touch of lifes ennui with its inhabitants. ticklishness has nothing to do with your view of life, and I think your reconciliation should be with the entities that decide how you should feel on any given day, apart from that which is natural to your being. sometimes those temporary band aids are what we need to grab that sorely needed bit of extra oxygen.

you are confusing an external with something intrinsic to your being, love is not what we make, it is what we do, likewise our reaction to touch should not be confused with the impersonal touch of lifes ennui with its inhabitants. ticklishness has nothing to do with your view of life, and I think your reconciliation should be with the entities that decide how you should feel on any given day, apart from that which is natural to your being. sometimes those temporary band aids are what we need to grab that sorely needed bit of extra oxygen.