As professional in our fields, we're in the position to handle most circumstances cool and balanced. Nothing should rattle our cage unless we didn't get enough sleep, even that.
When I was first learning the computer I was green as they come, through time and patience and still learning, I do my best under my circumstances. When I first learned about disgruntled witnesses, I was taken back and decided to peek in on some sites to learn, again, I was green as they come. Due to being green in this field, I was kicked around by a few exjw's on Randy's forum and that made me say, what's going on here, I then went to H20 and low and behold MORE IRRATE EXJW's. Knowing this, I made it my concern to check out this behavior. I was surprise to learn the lack of empathy for newbies. My curiosity and learning got me where I am today. All this exjw thing was brand new especially when I was heavily involved in my golf book. Did anyone take the time to set me straight about these people and forums? Hmmm. So, I've been to the school of hard knocks on forums of this nature. I try to look at things from a human standpoint and realistically. Is it natural? I grew up tough, tough neighborhood, tough occupations, and you know, I know more rough and tough ironworkers that are more kind and helpful than some of the people on these forums, that's shameful! Really, really shameful and embarrassing. As someone said on this forum about such people, what kind of people were they before they became JW's? A valid question.
I think you know where I am getting at with this information. Shouldn't we as professional be more tolerant and patient with others because of our knowledge and experiences? Our we not in good positions to comfort and help others? I think so and I do.
I certainly didn't appreciate the immature treatment I got in Randy's and H2O forum by some mindless individuals. I wonder if these people would have the moxie to have said, what they said, to my face rather than behind a screen, the playing field would have been even then. If and when I have a personal problem, I go to the person (source) or I will e-mail them providing I have their address, and say what I have to say. When it comes to personal matters it stays as such. I'm a stickler for minding my own business. I believe in respecting others. I'll stop here for now as I'm going to my local coffee shop where we talk shop, community affairs. I'm involved with some community political projects. I must say, it's very interesting, I do it for the education and experience. I'll always be a 'babe' when it comes to learning! Good day.