November 27, 2001 9:24 PM

Turns out my arguments were basically useless, since the entire article was considerably based on personal convictions, rendering anything within as irrefutably correct.

I find that I too often make myself feel inferior. In every instance in which I am impressed of another's intelligence, I insult myself that I couldn't have, or can't do the same. Then I go into a sort of pathetic self-loathing, making a melodrama out of my own life and how I was so handicapped by getting a mediocre education in public school. Then, unvariably, I recover from it. Strange how our minds irrationally rationalize and progressively defend themselves.