I hope not because I am going to go out on a tiny limb and share some observations I have learned in a very short time.
I read more than I post or reply. I will read an entire thread from start to finish. The very first day I started there was a thread started by
someone that had to with decorum and bigotry and general rudeness of members.
I do not think everyone saw that because from what I have seen many threads have this undertone that just screams rudeness. I started a thread about
an experience I had and I was not trying at all to be rude, but when I just went and looked at some of my replies I could see where they could be
considered rude by others.
This is supposed to be a critical thinking event site I think. We want other people to share with us their opinions, right? I felt that maybe when I
wrote what I did write that maybe I wasn't clear enough or I left myself open for direct correction statements that maybe I wasn't ready for.
Could it be that many people are just not equipped to handle constructive criticism? I know I am better able to then most, but even I found myself
getting defensive when I really did not want to be.
When you read what other people write do you find yourself hearing their voice and interpreting their demeanor? Is it possible we read to much into
what we see and use are own insecurities to respond? There does seem to be obvious sarcasm being used from I can tell so far and it does appear to be
some obvious rudeness involved, along with some tongue in cheek bigotry, implied if just a bit.
There really is just a smörgåsbord of cultural identities here that can cloud the issues from what I see, along with a variety of age groups. We
are dealing with much more than just writing a OP and replying to an OP. It almost feels like what I can only describe as a mouse in maze afraid of
venturing down a dead end and getting trapped.
I guess what I am trying to say, is if I am going to write something, I have to be prepared for any and all type of responses and to not get defensive
if I read something I do not like. I can only speak for myself, but it seems that this could help many of you to not get caught up in reacting to
your own OP.
I do not have access to a computer all the time so sometimes it may take me awhile to respond, but I hope you all have a great weekend!
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