Originally posted by highhorse313
...aggravated all to hell with irrelevant comments made when someone is trying to communicate innermost thoughts. I just think it's rude to do that
to someone. It shows lack of empathy, lack of respect, and lack of self-respect.
No, friend, it doesn't. It's called feedback
. It gives you a clue as to how the rest of humanity relates to your 'innermost thoughts'. They
may not sympathize; they may in fact think you an arrant idiot. That's their privilege, so if you're going to make those innermost thoughts of yours
public, you'd better steel yourself against the bad eggs and rotten tomatoes. That's the deal in public life, and it isn't going to change just
because you'd like it to.
In the real world, all this is well understood. People who go public with their innermost thoughts -- artists, philosophers, entertainers, politicians
and other bigheaded folk like that -- know what to expect. But on the Internet, where even mental midgets, certifiable lunatics and hatemongering
creeps can find some
kind of audience, the deal isn't as clear. So folk who don't understand the price of public notice bounce egregiously up
onto the stump and holler, then get all tired and emotional when the inevitable happens.
Dearie dearie me.
If one's innermost thoughts cannot take the heat, it's probably best to remove them from the kitchen. If something is that precious to you, why in
the name of Baal and Marduk are you posting it on the Internet?
By the way, I hope you won't think me snide for pointing out that you seem to have comprehensively hijacked this thread.