Consistently poeticizing troubling & painful experience- may seem like pure evil to some & in a way it is, as it often involves a refusal to take things seriously in the ways others would like in order to take them seriously in other ways. Also a defense mechanism like any other, happens to be the one I'm fondest of, have what seem to me adequate reasons for that, reasons for those reasons, etc. Turtles all the way down.
Thinking about 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf', taking stories seriously.
Oscillating between distaste at others' stupidity & recoiling from the damage they do themselves & others. Hard to come to terms with someone, more clever than me in many ways, being so much stupider in others. Aw, hell.