I do my best to be impartial in situations I am involved in. In majority of my writing I am. It really depends on the topic. I can find the opposing side very easily with research, and make a good argument. I am a very empathetic person so it does make it difficult to not be. I cannot even stay mad at the jerks; I understand.
According to Google:
Im·par·ti·al·i·ty /imˌpärSHēˈalədē/ noun
equal treatment of all rivals or disputants; fairness.
“entries had to be submitted under a pseudonym to ensure impartiality in the judging process”
The principle of impartiality is:
Impartiality (also called evenhandedness or fair-mindedness) is a principle of justice holding that decisions should be based on objective criteria, rather than on the basis of bias, prejudice, or preferring the benefit to one person over another for improper reasons.
When it comes to my child, I have a hard time being impartial. The concept does not enter into my line of reasoning or thinking without great effort or forethought. I do not know if other parents are this way, or if it is just me.
The Denial Series has me really pushing the limits with this. It is hard, being in the middle of all of this, to stop and think of [or have empathy for] the other people causing me and my child pain and think: “What are they thinking in this situation? What are their motives?”
I am trying to not think of their motives and stick to facts of A happened and I did this. I did this and B happened, and so on. Taking the emotions out of it is not only helping me put perspective on this entire situation, but keeping me from putting the blame on them or myself. Sticking to the facts is helping me identify emotions for what they are and reaching out to people I never thought I would to help identify information behind those emotions.
Writing this series has been an enlightening experience for myself; I now see why people blog. I am hoping to keep working at my impartiality throughout the rest of this. It has been a trying experience.
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