posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 08:25 AM
The question “Why bother ?” was raise by a member posting on one of the threads recently. He was referring to why bother posting on ATS when it
had become apparent to him that usually the threads contain an over abundant number of negative comments, most of the time from the first few
responders. It was his conclusion that “Trolls” lie in wait with the purpose of de-railing logical discussion of the subject matter at hand.
I, too have had this very same experience several times, as I know many of you have had as well.
Trolls, paid dis-information agents, DOD, or just negative persons, who they are really doesn’t matter. What their agenda is doesn’t matter. These
people are to be pitied by the rest of us.
Take a moment and wear their shoes, just for a brief moment. Think about it, They have no friends, they are incapable of making friends, and the
only Human contact they have is when one of us begins to argue in return. Very sad life indeed, would you not say.
Pity, that is what is called for.
So, next time this happens to you, time a moment and visualize this poor soul sitting in front of his keyboard spewing hate and discontent and imagine
how empty life is for this poor creature.
The only advice I can offer is, just don’t allow yourself to be baited. We cannot control anyone’ actions but our own. It does take a lot of will
power to ignore the insults and not allow oneself to become a pawn in this game, but in doing so you will remove the substance that these poor souls
crave. Soon they will die of starvation or seek more fruitful hunting grounds.
Why Bother ?
let me add this, and I think I speak for each of us here at ATS.
We welcome all points of view even those that are in disagreement with ourselves, but only those that concern the subject matter involved in the
discussion, laid out in a logical cohesive argument. ATS offers a place that each of us can come TOGETHER and discussion a wide range of topics and be
exposed to opinions from a very diverse group, which strengthens all of us.
We don’t need to agree on everything, but we do need to be focused.
Thanks for your time listening to my RANT.