This is not about diapers, as we have a thread for that ("Why do we expect others to be understanding?").
People in this world may understand you. People in this world may not.
Just last night, I was having a discussion and I flatly and bluntly said that I anticipate the bulk of my work, thoughts, and purpose will only be understood after I have died. This doesn't necessarily bother me; it is just how these things tend to unfold.
I started thinking through the statement behind the words and believe it correct. I have had numerous bosses in life, one of whom I would say marginally "understood" the thrust of my work and my orientation towards it (security & network stuff). But this post isn't really about the working world, per se. I have met one human being with whom I have "clicked" and felt an instant connection. But this post isn't really about human relationships either.
In a larger sense, I suspect that I will continue to be a "black horse," especially in circles where it is vital to engage in gamesmanship and petty disagreement, even in the face of obvious truth and revelation. I am not bothered by this--as the other side of it is to be unable to look myself in the mirror every day and know that I'm a genuine person--but I now stop to wonder.
How many of you (out there in TV-land) hold a similar view? Perhaps more to it, how far are you willing to go (or not go) to contort to the larger world around you? Is this something that has crossed your mind before, and if so, is there any going back?