Rather depressingly, I’ve recently realised that when asking myself the titular question, the answer is yes.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a great conversationalist (dare I say wordsmith?). It’s a great pleasure to converse with myself. (Like you didn’t know that already, eh readers?) I enjoy my/our conversations and I do find myself rather witty (that brings the score of people whom I amuse to a grand total of one.) But delusional self-satisfaction aside, it’s weird, right? (Normal) people don’t talk themselves, do they?
“There’s nothing wrong with talking to yourself,” I frequently reassure myself after losing arguments with yours truly. Yes, you read that correctly, I sometimes argue with myself and – even worse – somehow manage to lose them.
“Edi, stop talking to yourself,” I occasionally soliloquise – it often takes me a while to appreciate the irony of this.
Okay, maybe I’m overstating things a little. I mean, I don’t talk to myself as I would another person. Most of my self-conversing is done ironically (at least, that’s what I tell myself…. ironically…) and in non-serious manner. And a good amount of it is just me thinking out loud. It’s not like I hear voices in my head….. No, Edi, I’m not going to set fire to the building! …. (Joke!)
However what gets me about my siloloquies is that I can’t seem to stop it. It’s become quite a habit and I’m always unsuccesfull when I (admittedly haphazardly) try and wean myself off it. So am I crazy? Probably. But who isn’t in this messed up world? Yeah, let’s blame society.
Anyway, that’s all for now folks. I’m just glad to be sharing my thoughts with an audience that doesn’t solely consist of myself. (But let’s be honest, who reads this thing anyway?)
No, Edi, you can’t end the post with death threats to your readers! …… (Joke!)