Posted by alexandra_k on February 22, 2005, at 13:33:54
In reply to Re: why I'm surprised » alexandra_k, posted by AuntieMel on February 22, 2005, at 8:59:01
Okay. I would say the difference is that providing information with respect to diagnostic criteria for a syndrome / disorder is one thing. Providing something along the lines of a value judgement about people who have the syndrome / disorder is quite another, however.
> 'In my opinion it would be hard to trust or communicate with someone who exhibits such severe symptoms as these'
What good was supposed to come of that???
>sometimes it is painful to face up to stuff... but that the long term goods outweigh the initial 'ouch'.
Is that perhaps something that you think people with the bordeline diagnosis need to face up to?
>Can you say something that is educational though possibly a bit hurtful (though not uncivil).
I fail to see what was educational about that, unless we wanted to learn about fires opinion. He was also given a civility warning so it seems that not only was that not educational it was also not civil and as I said, it was hurtful to me at the very least.
> "But compassion, empathy, kindness, and faith in others intentions are not matters of logic. I hope that I never let logic get in the way of those things. I have little tolerance for people who do."
Right, and I stand by that. Except to add that I probably need to learn to have more tolerance..
Does this make sense???
By the way I appreciate your thinking and your opinion. I don't think I have said that directly to you before. Where were you when the whole small boards dialogue was unfolding hmm? hmm?