Well well....how wonderful it is to see people taking potshots at one another, to see a group of people who could be supporting and helping one another instead turn to infighting and slagging. I'm disgusted by it all, I really am. In the last year or so that I've been online, I thought that I had made some real friends, I thought that it was possible to really get to know people thru this modern miracle of technology. My trust was misplaced, in so many areas, I can't even begin to describe them all.
Do I sound bitter? I'm not; I passed bitter months ago. I'm out the other side of it and the best way to describe my feelings right now is to say that I'm more sorrowful and disappointed than anything else. Goodbye naivete, hello reality. Thanks for the lessons folks. I don't think I would've learned it without you all showing me the way.
I feel sorry for Simon and Angharad, who's only real crime has been in trying to provide a place for people with issues to come together and discuss them. How awful indeed that Simon is human...who woulda thunk it?
I understand better now why some folks have left...like Maximus, Seeker, Ginny and a few others that I admire.
Do I really think that many (or any, for that matter) care about my opinion? Nope, but I usually keep my mouth shut in the interest of keeping the peace and I'm just fed up with it. I've experienced first hand manipulation, blatant dishonesty, and other less pleasant aspects of human nature from acquaintances and even people I called "friends"...call me immature, call me whatever you will, I really don't give a shit.
Dana (letting off some major steam class)