posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 05:16 PM
Over the past through days I've personally noticed a change in the tone of my responses to others' comments, and it has come to really bother me.
I'm having a bit of a rough spell in my life lately, and although it's certainly no excuse to lash out at others, it is certainly the cause of a lot
of stress. I won't bother you with the details, but it has been quite difficult to keep a level head on my shoulders, and for that I apologize.
Debating is an activity I do to relieve stress. To me, teaching others, discussing topics, and learning from others is a great way to sooth mental
turmoil. It helps me clear my head on some negative external factors and really put my mind to good use, focused on denying ignorance and spreading
However, in the past couple of weeks, as a seemingly endless pile of stress continues to swell and accumulate, that stress release has morphed into
something I have become ashamed of.
It's always nice to see a member who has had a preconceived notion on something like "Atheism", for example, come out and thank me for a humble
response, regardless if it is an opposing position. Lately, it has been more criticism of my responses, pointing out how unnecessarily combative my
words are from many members, even ones I often agree with and have great respect for.
With great remorse, I thoroughly apologize to anyone I have offended recently, or who has felt any unneeded aggression from my comments.
edit on 19/1/16 by Ghost147 because: typo