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- It's like advising keep the seat clear for less abled patrons, give people a bit of a nudge so the person who has climbing difficulty isn't disadvantaged.Apr 5, 2012
- - She makes "crazy" assumptions, and is kind of stupid?
You reply to me with "Are you serious?" and then give a big list of how you have been teased.
It seems like you are lashing out right now. The fact that she and other might be over sensitive is because they have had bad experiences. Experiences just like yours. It is great that you are in a place where you don't give your power away and that you have so much self confidence. But I bet that was not always true. Can you not think of one single time where you have been the one who's feeling have gotten hurt when someone else was not trying to. Or they were just "making a joke".
I am really not trying to make you feel bad. I am truly trying to get a better understanding of where you are coming from. I do like lots of the things you post. And you seem smart and interesting, even when I don't agree with you. Some times it is hard to remember that people you don't know on the internet are still people. I bet in real like you and would really like each other. I bet in real life you and I would have tons of things to talk about. I loved reading about your trips to Japan to check radiation levels. You are doing great work and helping make things better. Lots of people think you rock and are very proud of you. You have lots of love, no reason to make people sad. :-)Apr 5, 2012
- Please don't put words in my mouth, I didn't say she was kind of stupid, I said that activity was kind of stupid, it's a subtle but very important difference. And yes, assuming that you know what someone is thinking is crazy.
Certainly in my life my feelings have gotten hurt, but I understand thats on me, not on someone else. That's because of either how I interpreted something or because I let someone get under my skin. I don't have a problem with , but I'm not the one assuming malice. The world would be a much better place if people stopped assuming people were out to get them.Apr 5, 2012
- Good! So we can agree you did not mean to "attack" anyone. And no one meant to "attack" you? I would very much like the world to be a better place and this sounds like a great step towards it. Yay!!!! No one here is out to get anyone. I feel happier already.Apr 5, 2012
- if the "fat" icon is offensive in some way, is there a better image that would just as easily communicate the same message?
how about calorie count?Apr 5, 2012
- I laugh that in a world of rampant public caricatures and parodies that intentionally make a joke of a serious issue to lighten the tension or force people to look differently at an issue, people choose to still get personally offended by things they see on the internet. Not saying this in particular was even a joke more less a caricature, but still.
Honestly, I follow Sean Bonner because he posts things that are so effective at drawing out responses from people, a.k.a topics that are relevant. He's drawn a response from me on several issues, and introduced me to several more I now feel more educated about. But the point is he doesn't know everything, nor does anyone following him but the collective whole of his g+ realm of influence has a good deal of knowledge that we can all constructively learn from.
Haven't we all learned to not take things personally on the internet, and more importantly trying to teach trolls a lesson never works? Sean never makes comments to trolls he only responds to people clearly invested in his topic, which in this case was a select few who were deeply offended and fishing for a response. A very effective strategy for someone with as many followers as him.
And here I am, feeding the trolls. /sighApr 5, 2012