Let me start by saying that this forum has been helpful to me in many ways. I haven't gotten involved in much commenting and I am not very assertive by nature so I've steered away from participating in debates. But I have read threads often and had a sense of community. Whether I agree or not, I do enjoy hearing different POVs and have learned much.
That being said, on the forum, in the last couple months there seems to have been many instances of disrespect, name calling, and flat out hatefulness. I'm a mature adult with some strong opinions and a sense of humor. But I feel compelled to point out that not all who post here are in a place of safety physically or emotionally.
I understand that some of you have it all figured out and that's great! 👍🏻
I know some of you are pissed and I totally get that--wanted to put my fist through the wall a few times!😡
Many of you are hurting and I'm so sorry you are in pain--hugs and love to you!💔❤️
There are many supportive and kind posters--thank you. I feel the love!
I realize that many here have nothing in common except having our lives interfered by WBTS. And even then, we all have a different story to tell. Everyone is at a different point in dealing with that.
So I thought it could be really cool if we could all just have a little empathy or at least basic respect for one another. Keep your strong opinions and convictions--and, guess what, other people can have theirs. And if someone lays out their hurt, it is no one's right to invalidate that feeling.
Bottom line, obviously people of the forum can and will do what they want. But if I may suggest, try some kindness--it feels good!
And that concludes this evening's local needs...lol
Take care good people of the forum.