Apparently yesterday there were some misunderstandings and feelings were hurt and situations were brought way out of proportion.
(I must say when I popped online before I went to bed I was shocked and saddened at some of the stuff that happened. I had an enjoyable day of shopping/cooking/dinner & a movie only to see some of my friends involved in a dispute that could have been easily avoided)
In the end yes it is all words on the screen but to the ones writing it, its not. We put our thoughts, feelings, emotions and opinions into them. Some of us put a little bit of our soul into what we write. When we get misunderstood then our hurt and temper gets brought into it as well.
When someone writes something, we don't get to hear the inflection and tone of their voice as they would sound if they said it. I myself am guilty of writing out sarcasm that could be misinterpreted...and we all are guilty of maybe not wording things quite the right way so as to get our intended point across. Are we all able to write in such a way? Of coarse not. We all have different backgrounds and primary languages even. What some of us excell at others are not so adept. We have to not only accept that but embrace our differences.
It all comes down to common consideration. If we were in their shoes how would we want to be handled when such miscommunications arise? Most of us are guily at some point of donig the opposite of what we ourselves would want. Thats because we are only human. When we get riled and emotions flare we tend not to think before we act/post sometimes.
Its not even about right or wrong its about breaking free from the stereotypes and the "always having to be right" dub thinking. Be the "bigger" person----It will make you feel better.
I wasn't there and reading as it happened so I have no idea how/what even went down. And guess what I don't care. I happen to like all parites involved and it upsets me that we can't just let some things slide by.
Who started it? I really don't care. Was someone in the wrong? I really don't care. Was someone in the right? I really don't care. Was someone hurt? I care and thats what this is about.
Lets all step back, realize that none of us are perfect, hug each other and say sorry. Say sorry even if right now you may not be able to realize you should be.
After all in situations like this everyone contributes something to the argument and/or difference of opinions that has gotten blown out of proportion.
(((((((Moe))))))) (((((((((Simon))))))))) (((((Skully))))))))
I am sorry too. Lets prove to those lurkers that we can rise above our differences and stay friends.