posted on Jul, 13 2006 @ 02:09 PM
There, But For The Grace Of Mod, Go I
Originally posted by TONE23
When I first joined this site I fell into a common trap that many(that I have seen) have also fallen prey to. I felt that I was always right and that
others that I disagreed with were somehow inferior for they're beliefs.
You too, huh? Tell me about it.
If you hunt out some of my really old posts you can find me being "Mr. Snippy" -- that side of my personality which is never wrong and eternally
impatient with everyone else for being wrong.
Believe me, I know how easy it is to get in a mood, forget myself and go off on other members. I've done it plenty of times.
And I have always
ended up regretting it.
Now the punishment for my sins is even more ironic -- and poetic. Now, next to all those nasty old posts is my name and the title "Super
Whenever I see one of them (those old threads get bumped now and then), I am forced to see my name next to a post I'm ashamed of, and a supposedly
respectable member of the staff acting like an idiot (even though I wasn't a staff member then).
I hate it, but I deserve it, because I earned it with my thoughtlessness. And if I ever need a reminder of why I need to keep my cool, those old posts
As I like to say, "There are no saints, only sinners."
We're all human, including me. I hold no position of moral superiority, and when I post reminders like "Courtesy Is Mandatory", I try to never
forget that they are here to remind me too.