Trying to stay afloat in the midst of a maelstrom....  

Nightguy_1961 55M
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11/11/2005 12:30 am

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Trying to stay afloat in the midst of a maelstrom....


I've been reading some of my favorite blogs and I've found out to my dismay, that there has been a war of words taking place.

Now, I'm not going to mention names for that is not cool. I'm also not going to take sides, because I don't know all the facts.

But what I do know is that it has escalated to the point that a few members have decided to close or delete their profiles. That is sad.

My only comment is this: I write for the sake of writing. Some people like what I write, some don't. C'est la vie. I don't buy one of everything when I go to the supermarket, so I don't expect everyone to like or even read what I write.

I have been involved in some heated discussions in the chatrooms, to the point that I left the chatrooms over some harsh words. Yes, I know...this is the cyber realm and it's not real. But as I was leaving, one young lady said something that has stuck in my mind.

She said that part of the problem is that sometimes one forgets that there is a living, breathing human being behind the keyboard.

I'm not sure if I'm making sense...just try to remember that there are people sitting at these screens, typing on these keyboards. These people have opinions, ideas,and most important..emotions and feelings. I've seen some words flash across the screen that were hurtful, some as bad as a slap across the face. But I keep in mind that the person who said it is also a person with a mind and an opinion.

Just my opinion...and I could be wrong...NG

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