Posted by Liz on April 7, 2000, at 8:37:28
In reply to Re: I FORGIVE PSYCHOBABBLE, posted by Saint Soreteh on April 6, 2000, at 23:59:30
I re-read all the posts in Tori's thread and I'm confused. Please clarify if I'm wrong, but it appears to me that "oozak" made the original, perhaps inappropriate post. (I won't go into that too much, but it appears he was using an approach that may have reflected his own experience and may have worked for him...whatever.) Then "Soreteh" came on and criticized him for his apparent insensitivity, then Bob came on and asked them, appropriately I think, to take their disaggrement to another thead or to private email as to not distract from support and concern for Tori. Is that about it so far? My point here is that I don't think that "Soreteh" is the "culprit" here and perhaps has a reason to feel a little abused.
Most of the people who post here are at least a little fragile (I'm certainly including myself in that group), so we all need to examine our words with extra care, if we're able. And when we are out of line, it is not unseemly for someone to kindly point it out. If we were all perfectly stable, we would most likely not be hooked up to this board. Perhaps we should think of it as a test of our compassion that we can extend it to everyone, even those who make it difficult. I for one would not want to see anyone scared off this board; it is a life line for me and many others. Now if I'm out of line, keep it to yourself, I can't take it! ;-)