reply to post by AthlonSavage
I star and flag your post because it includes a valuable warning, but since this is the chit chat forum I will share my thoughts if you don't mind.
I understand the circumstances that led to this thread.
In the real world I am surrounded by strange people, Some of my friends are strange and because I live and work in New Orleans I encounter strangeness
on a daily basis.
When I encounter someone with an over-the-top personality, my first impulse is not to reel them in or to question them to the degree that it becomes a
battle of wills. What's the point in that? I am not angered or suspicious of these people, I am amused by them.
Very few people on this planet can affect my mood with their words.
Life is my television, if I don't like the show I change the channel, but I certainly do not get emotionally invested in other peoples words. People
come in all shapes. Would you take that away from them?
Yes, beware people masquerading as angels.
But what is the best defense? Step on them? Break them? Kill them?
My defense is laughter.
I look for a very specific type of experience out of life, and it includes celebrating many levels of weirdness.
It does not include being angry over something unimportant. or abusing the weak with verbal violence.
Don't get me wrong, me and my friends get endless entertainment from bustin' each others balls, but we do it with a smile on our face and love in our
Imagine if we were all sitting in a room, having a beverage, making small talk and someone said something completely insane. Would you direct the
energy in the room to a place of hate? or would you want to maintain the positive vibe?
Who care's what a crazy person says. The question is, do you have control of your emotional well being or do you allow others access to that
edit on 30-8-2013 by tanda7 because: what would piequal do?