posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 03:19 AM
reply to post by AQuestion
The "bad light" thing was for the mods actually, but it can apply to anyone who has been on ATS long enough to disagree with someone. About an
average of two weeks, I think. Depending on how active the member is.
You know, I am who I am. And while I consider myself useful, a lot of times I come across as callous, judgmental, pushy, opinionated, ignorant, and a
whole slew of other stuff. But I'm human: I like to be recognized for the stuff I get right as much as the stuff I get wrong. There's times I need a
slap on the wrist, times I need a hug, and times I just need someone to punch in the face.
And I see that in other people too. As much as I'm convinced I'm right, others are convinced they are too. And in many ways, we're all right. In
many ways, we have good reasons for what we believe, and we have many reasons for disagreeing with other people. But we don't have to let those
differences define us. I feel that way, and I think we should all feel that way. I know, I know...I just said we all disagree for good reasons. But
there's no good reason to start wars over a difference when there's twelve perfectly good reasons to get along.
My belief is that we should all remember this, and keep this in mind no matter where we are or what we're doing. As good a reason as we may have to
fight, there's always a better reason to get along. And being thankful really brings out every one of those reasons to get along and have fun.