posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 06:58 PM
reply to post by ColCurious
Understood. The advice I have gotten about looking at posts more objectively and less passionately are very helpful. The rational way to look at it
is that it is just the internet, but I do see hurt feelings from posters who are just trying to get their point across, and sometimes I am one of
them. Other times, I have been the aggressor, and I always feel terribly guilty about it. Feelings ARE involved, whether it is rational to be that
way or not. Such is the bane of being human. Eventually I will learn to rise above it, or simply leave the site.
I just had to get this off my chest, and I do feel better for getting it out there. I don't expect posters to be saints, but to me, when somebody
attacks me directly and doesn't know anything about me, my situation, or my experiences, it ticks me off. Obviously it is my problem, but I also
feel that the agitators should take responsibility for their role in it. Sometimes I feel that I have laid my case out quite concisely, and somebody
will come along and nit-pick it to pieces in a way that makes no sense. Other times, I may lay my case out and nobody agrees. Such is life. That
shouldn't make me a target for abuse.
I appreciate everybody who has commented on this rant, and this is a SINCERE feeling, not a fake one. It has been bothering me for a while, and it is
helpful to see all sides of it, because I am just one person on a computer in the middle of BFE. I can't possibly know how others feel, or how they
deal with things, unless I put it out there for people to read and comment on.