Posted 03-01-2003 at 16:50:03
[Reply] [No Email]
First of all, please let me apologize for the pepsi thing. It was inexcusable. What a dope. I should never have posted that without researching it first. Thank you Fawteen for catching that.
Nobody here has done or said anything unfair to me. While some of you are enjoying the controversy, the heated banter, and the subjects with a little more 'meat' on them, others are cringing from the arguments and are shaken by seeing people they have come to know and care for trading insults or feeling insulted or being confronted. That's what's causing the tension.
As to why I do this, it is truly innocent. I wonder, wonder, wonder, what people think. Maybe I missed my calling, maybe there's a place for someone like me who is honestly curious about what the world thinks.
If I'm going to be one of those people tho, I know I have to be prepared to take the good with the bad. Some folks can do just fine, and go along very happily not being stumulated to think about or defend their position on things. They do not enjoy being challenged in their beleifs.
Then you have the folks who want to declare from the roof tops what they think about certain issues. They are unshakable and stand firm and refuse to give an inch and will happily argue it to the nth inch. It's just the difference in people.
I know that when I post certain subjects some folks are going to want to HIT ME! Lol! That's okay, I expect it and it's fair. Then there are the others who are going to grab the baton, run with it for awhile and drop it, where it will be picked up yet again by someone else who wants to be heard.
I really am quite comfortable with being on either end of the response scale. I am not so naiive that I expect everyone to see things the way that I do. I do not feel threatened or picked on. I evaluate comments made to me logically, based on the content and just go on.
I only recognize and pay attention to true constructive critisism and I can handle it. But regardless of what happens it's all normal. People's reactions are grounded in their beleifs and thats what it's all about. Everything is fine....just fine.