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I suppose I am just suggesting that we all try to be kind to each other as much as we can.
originally posted by: Metallicus
First let me say I am not even close to perfect. Sometimes I read something on ATS and it infuriates me that another human being would say something I consider inflammatory or simply ridiculous. Few people are above an occasional outburst or bad day.
That being said, I have seen what I consider a lack of decorum and respect on ATS as of late. I disagree with people on ATS all the time, but I am okay with that and frankly what would be the point of reading this forum if everyone agreed with me. I am not normal in the least and I would never expect other people to agree with everything I say. I would simply ask that we all TRY to disagree in a positive, mature way without being condescending or talking down to the other person. I have been wrong many times and changed my views on many topics over the years and what I believe now isn't necessarily true for someone else or the absolute truth.
I suppose I am just suggesting that we all try to be kind to each other as much as we can. I have found myself disappointed in some of my posts as I read back through my responses and am trying to be more thoughtful and positive as I move forward. Maybe some of you feel the same way. If not feel free to carry on as you will. I might be wrong anyway.
What if everyone is already doing this and the hate filled speech is our maximum level of cordiality
originally posted by: wasaka
a reply to: Metallicus
"There is no true happiness at the expense of someone else's unhappiness" -- Buddhist proverb.
I would simply ask that we all TRY to disagree in a positive, mature way without being condescending or talking down to the other person.