posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 12:29 PM
reply to post by DSSONE and Oliveoil
I can assure you of little. Only that I don't care particularly for the flags and stars aspect of it.
I'm not sure how I was showing off, or to whom. But it seems such judgments are well outside my ability to influence. Much like the case of being
accused of sexual harassment, it is the accuser whose opinion prevails. I'm sure you are not the only one who thinks this is some kind of
Ironically, I was concerned that people might feel I had somehow 'dissed' the ATS community, or marginalized its genuine nature. But your comment
leads me to think that it could be taken as the opposite, namely, trying to make something important out of something trivial.
In posting, I learn.
I wrote the OP out of a genuine interest in examining what I believe many members may experience, and how the exchange of ideas manifests itself
between us. I appreciate your candor and hope that you can keep my "showing off" in check in the future. I didn't feel like it was prideful, nor did
I submit this to ATS as anything but a gesture of willingness to exchange ideas.
I do want to thank you for taking the time to read it. And if it somehow offended your sensibilities I apologize, because that was never my
edit on 14-9-2010 by Maxmars because: To add Oliveoil to the response comment and fix a typo