Posted by Deneb on December 27, 2005, at 19:46:29
In reply to Re: participating in person at workshops, posted by Dr. Bob on December 27, 2005, at 19:12:39
> > what if an old p-doc is there?
> > what if someone decides to be a bit 'blatent' or 'irreverant' or 'downright nasty' or whatever? what if someone asks questions seeking to establish that a particular poster doesn't really know anything about medications yet they respond to other peoples medication queries... what if they decide to soothe their ego that 'self-help' support boards perpeptuate misinformation... you might have a lot of faith in posters abilities to handle themselves but what if some people find the whole thing to be distressing?
> There's definitely uncertainty, but I don't think it'll go badly, and if it does, I think we'll be able to deal with it.
How, Dr. Bob? How will we deal with it? Are people going to ask questions about medications? I don't know anything about meds! Aaah!
What if the people there ask really scary difficult questions and makes us cry? That'll be really embarrassing.
How to deal?
OK, we'll just have to think, "So what if we cry? What do you think other people will think if you start crying?" Crying's not such a big deal, everybody does it. (That's what pdoc1 told me when I got upset that I cried on the bus).