It seems as if people believe every time you write about a particular topic, that you are speaking from a personal stand point. For example - If I write about women are promiscuous (some commenters will conclude i must be talking about myself). For example - If I write about single mothers who do it all on their own (some commenters will conclude i am a single mom who baby's father left her). For example - If I write about life in the ghettto Commenters will assume I am from the ghetto. Don't people know you can cover a topic that you take interest in, without it being about your personal life? What do you think? Do you think every myTake reflects someones life? or people can be writing for entertainment or to see different outlooks on a certain subject.
There are a lot of nitpickers who will always criticise you without even a minuscule information about you. They call me misogynistic, fool, selfish, loser and what not based on the questions I ask. They even think that I "care too much" / "am sad about it" / "give a fuck". The fact they don't realise is that I am just testing their wisdom based on random questions. I'm not what I post here. Anyone can call oneself Spiderman and no one will believe, but call yourself a crude person and people will be ready to agree to that. This shows that how badly we are surrounded by inferior people.
Personally, I just say "I don't agree with you because..." etc. But I don't criticise people for what they are or pretending to be because quite honestly, it's foolishness to ridicule people you know nothing about and wasting your own time like that.
I guess for me, why write a take about say how hard single mothers have it, if you aren't a single mother? I get perhaps your friend is, and you're writing about them, but then it's like your friend is writing the take through you. We observe things and write about it sure, but at the same time, if I see a take about the hardships of motherhood, I assume you must be a mother. Because while I know motherhood is hard, I am not a mother so I won't even begin to try and talk about it.
So yeah I guess people assume if you're writing something, you must have first hand knowledge somehow. But no, it's not always the case and it doesn't mean you are wrong.
Mine were, I wrote only two so far for different reasons.
The first one is about weight loss and I wrote it because I had answered too many questions about it during that week. Since I have a personal experience about it it wasn't difficult.
The second one is about rejection, the positive points of it. I wrote it almost two months ago in the same day I got rejected by a girl and stopped to think about what had happened. I just felt I had to write it.
I don't think that all people write it because of their personal experiences though. They can write it based on ideas, thoughts, ideologies and even theories they consider truth.
absolutely not. Although it would be funny to think all the stupid bullshit takes and questions about that gorilla everybody doesn't care about and forgotten by now was from them being thrown in a zoo cage... I'd like to see how butthurt everyone would get when we all gang up on y'all and say y'all should've died and ostracize your parents for being negligent
Stacyzee Some of your writing does seem like it could be real life experiences well others do seem like it's a point of view. But I have to say that with your writing style you could be a book author. Your my takes are always well written with good flow to them. The best thing about your writing is it's always entertaining, even if they are from personal experience or not
I do believe that my takes, generally speaking are written from a personal point of view and life experience. I wouldn't say that someone who writes a take about being promiscuous is, per se, but may be trying to gain insights and opinions on the issue.
It depends on the topic. If they have real life experiences, good observation skills or know others with personal experience, it very well may be possible. I can tell at times when someone is lying. But if they bring up good points, that's better than nothing. Heck. There were even things I heard of, but never knew. Then there are things I already know, but can agree/disagree with. And if there are things I personally know, right or wrong of the person who wrote the myTake -- I try to give suggestions or correct some things if I have the knowledge of it. Some are useful, others are not. Or just doesn't make since, maybe to start a fire they refuse to put out, who knows.
I believe there's a personal component to them. There kind of has to be. I don't think that every one of them has to have a direct relation to the writer's personal life. Personally, most of mine do. On purpose. But I can also tell when a writer is writing a more generalized piece.