Remember the old game we used to play in school called telephone. It is a game used to teach children about gossip and how it can hurt people. The children all sit around in a circle and one is picked to start the ball rolling. The teacher whispers something in the child's ear, and she in turn whispers what the teacher said into the ear of the next child, and on it goes all the way around the circle. By the time it reaches the last person in the circle , that student says out loud what was said by the teacher.....except...it is never the same.
The internet works something like that. I know how many times I wrote something and it was taken out of context, or it was taken I was angry when I wasn't, or what got around was totally turned around into something it never started out to be, or I forgot to add something I should of, or I totally ignored a post I should have answered, etc, etc, etc.
I have actually stopped talking to people because of A telephone game mentality..people I really liked I developed anger and mistrust for. This action on my part has only served to hurt me more, and lashing out and blaming people for things has never helped any situation I have ever been in. Realizing not a single one of us is perfect, we all have good and bad traits in us..It is not always how you see yourself, but how others see you. Some people might see us as well rounded nice individuals, while others might see us as self centered, egotistical.
I get this attitude sometimes.."This is who I am & this is what you are going to get"...Well, I can change my attitude a we bit, no matter how right I think I am....I am not always. With that in mind, I hope to bridge divides I have been involved in here on TBD. I am tired of holding grudges...some maybe unfounded in the first place....I like the personalities out there in TBD land. If we didn't have bad there would be no good & vice Versa. It is how I choose to handle it that counts......Hugs as always...K