a reply to: athousandlives
I have never been worried about being seen as crazy. The truth regarding my mental health is pretty much a known value around these parts after all!
In all seriousness though, what a post makes you out to be, is not nearly as important as your making sure to say what you mean. If I was worried
what people might think of my views, or my interpretation of the information which flows through this site, and into my brain, and for that matter my
interpretation of the data which comes to me from any source in life, then I would not post at all.
My philosophy is that this is a place to share ideas, concepts, information and views in an honest, forthright, and uncompromising environment. There
are terms and conditions related issues to think about when creating a post, but in the main, the only things effecting the way I post are standards I
apply to myself, and for myself, and for my own reasons. They have little, to nothing to do with anyone else, except in the following manner:
Quality of contribution. If I make a post with which many people disagree, that does not matter to me. But if I make a post which is just poor in
terms of its quality of construction, the chain of thought which lead to its creation, then that is a waste of everyone's time, and a significant
amount of board/page space and therefore, bandwidth. I respect this site, and the membership enough, that I want to make sure that I do my level best,
as often as possible, to utilise my time here as effectively as possible.
If I have a view, I will share it, but only if it contributes something to the discussion. Or rather, that is what I attempt to do, as much of the
time as possible. Sometimes my eccentricity may get the better of me, and lead me to post something truly absurd, but I really try where I can to keep
that sort of thing to a minimum.