Once again I am awed by your wonderful writing skills, and the talent you have for expressing your thoughts so well.
I appreciate what you were trying to teach us with this thread, yet I'm not convinced I could ever be part of the cool kids club, because I'm not
sure, however hard I tried ,that I could express myself as intelligently and eloquently as so many of the members here. There are such well read
,intelligent members on here, who often say what I would like to say one hundred times better than I could. They are the cool club to me, with or
without borders, and I appreciate having ATS so that I can learn from them.
I am learning how to say what I have to say with as much respect as I would like to receive, but that isn't always easy when you are met with what you
consider to be rude responses to your posts. I have made rude remarks and most likely I have made what some consider to be rude remarks, when in fact
I thought I just being honest, but it is a learning curve , and I'm sure I will never stop learning and growing.
So, even if I never make it to the cool kids table, I am grateful to learn from others in so many ways, and on so many issues, often from those who
may not be considered the "cool kids".
I do have much respect for many who may not think like I do on various issues, and I often hope they realize this,even if I should happen to challenge
something they say in a post.
Once again Heff, another thought provoking thread, and one that really made me ponder a few things.
I hate to admit it, even to myself, but I think my crush level just deepened for you.
Edit: I totally suck at proof reading..
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