also we talked about impending war and now they all know i am against it. who would have guessed this shy young thing would ever risk an affront to the elders but my family is so soft-spoken and so eager to avoid conflict that one can say just about anything without fear of reprimand. i hadn't realized this before. apparently we all sit around thinking how dangerous it might be to say something without realizing that all the rest of us are thinking the same thing and thus we could get away with saying almost anything because no one has the wherewithal to contradict anyone else.
it's weird hanging out with people who share your genetic makeup.