a reply to: Staygaf
Um. Well. I know what you mean.... but i guess I hold a view that could be called overly-optimistic by some.
That is, that anything can be said, it is just a matter of how you say it
I've kept that in mind for years, and I have struggled and experimented, in trying to find the best ways to communicate with this medium- because I
felt it was a sort of revolution when we got internet, and called for learning completely new ways of thinking and communicating.
Being part of a global community this way is complicated! Until now, people didn't come into contact with others from far away places and different
cultures, from different social classes and even sub-cultures. We didn't have the same problems.
Yeah, I think it means you cannot "look down upon" those you used to. There has to be a base recognition of everyone equal value as human beings
I found it also made me have to acknowledge my own faults and weaknesses; it is harder to project them only upon others, when they can point to your
words, still there, showing you that you did the same as they! It brings some humility... and if you can find compassion for yourself, you begin to
feel more of it for others too.
Yeah, you do have to learn to tolerate more and others have to learn to tolerate you too.
I have not perfected my ability to communicate in this medium, but I have made lots of headway. It gets easier all the time, and I feel less
"repressed" as I figure out the "ways to say".
I still make mistakes, and try to figure out how to avoid them, and which ones are more important to avoid an which ones are worth worrying about.