Good morning to whom ever may be around, I guess it is time for the changing of the guard!
I have to say it has been very interesting watching this thread evolve. It started off with the usual ATS attitude of basic negativity towards it.
People trying to prove why it would be so wrong or it is bs, or it is just some nutter etc.
Then it peaked the curiosity of some who started digging a little deeper. As they found a few gems or discovered things, they became more intrigued
even though there was still a bit of negativity.
Being ATS though inquiring minds wanted to know and to Solve it. Without going step by step through the whole process, one has to admit we have
evolved quite nicely from the beginning. This all in the matter of what 2 weeks or so? Maybe a little less?
I can only speak for myself, but I must say I have read more interesting pages on the internet than I probably never would have found just surfing
around on my own, Major information download! A lot I have known all ready because of groups I belong too that take this road on a daily basis. A lot
IVe known just from my own life and how it has unfolded, yet still some new things.
The openness of this thread has allowed people to let their hair down a bit more and have the ability to give it more of a chat flow so old friends
were able to find each other. I have to thank the mods for not being so strict on the ats protocol. That has been a blessing as we have attracted many
new members with some great input even though they may not have the ATS presentation they are suppose to have. Their hearts are in the right place and
this is good. People are working together. The negative is slowly slipping away into the background. All very positive things me thinks.
There is still definitely some ego at play, but that is starting to dissolve as well. We cant expect perfection that fast I suppose. but in time this
too shall pass! I think one can tell by post who is getting it and oddly, sometimes it seems to be the ones that arent sure if they are! Funny
So, as we have evolved through the steps with Open, we ourselves have grown. I think Open would be or probably is somewhat proud of us, as we are a
tough nut to crack on any other given day as far as this ats forum goes.
There is going to be a change, it is all ready happening around us. People sense it, people feel it, people know it. It really isnt hard to decide if
you will be a part of it. Even going through your day with a smile for your fellow man, a simple thank you or please, makes a big difference in
itself. This isnt the first time we have been to this rodeo, we know deep down inside what is going to happen. It is why we chose to be here.
We are all one piece of the puzzle that makes the big picture. What a most astounding piece of Art we will make when we all come together.