As an example of the "insufferable ass" and "bully" that I am, the following posts were by me in August, both of which either went unread by Grateful Fan or were patently ignored.
PMSubject: Did you not get the olive branch I offered?
Message: Check the Happiness? thread, where I suggested an end to the hostilities. I assume you didn't read it before the high school beatings remark, so I forgive you.
From the A Look Back At Happiness? Thread:
Obviously we aren't clear if the other person's argument comes across as specious. I think we're both guilty of appearing so, despite our best efforts and genuine sincerity. It comes from fundamentally different perspectives.Speaking broadly to the forums at large, it also doesn't help anyone when less-then-constructive comments are issued by any individual in a thread. That's the point where things get adversarial. I'm man enough to admit I've been guilty of it from time to time (issuing nonconstructive criticism) while at the same time taking others to task for it. We all lose out on worthwhile discussions when the comments shift the topic to the quality of the posts.
I could go on, but I think you get what I'm saying.
Anyway, GF, I apologize for any hard feelings.
I'm not perfect (far from it), but insufferable tendencies aside, I offer my thoughts and feelings to this forum with no malice toward the posters. With all the negative posts and threads, it's ironic that my attempts to demonstrate a contrary, "refreshingly optimistic" (as a better poster once said of me) point of view leads to more discord.
I'm not going to stop saying what I think here.
And I do think petty griping and more collaboration will get us further.
Once again, Grateful Fan, I offer an end to hostilities.