Posted by Solstice on February 19, 2012, at 18:26:07
In reply to Re: opportunity to support europerep, posted by Dr. Bob on February 19, 2012, at 1:34:07
> > It's an interesting thing, tolerating distorted views of reality, because someone else believes them.
> > How much can we tolerate because we know someone is not well?
> > It's an important thing I think.
> > There's schizophrenia in my family, not dealt with well at all, so it interests me.
> > I'm not sure that the request is about supporting Dr. Bob's views. It could be about supporting each other when we react strongly, so that we might do it as respectfully as possible.
> I see it as tolerating *different* views of reality -- which is of course harder if we're convinced our view is right and the other's is distorted. More generally, it's about accepting others who are different. Has anyone here been considered different and wanted instead to be accepted?
I get that we all have different perceptions of things, and that each person's perception is their reality. That's why tolerance is important and highly civilized. But I don't think that people here have too much of a hard time tolerating Lou's opinions. We are well-versed in his reality. We've all read his views over and over and over. Same view. So I don't think it's his views that get him crossways with people. It's his posting behavior. It's more about the civility issue that you embrace. Some of what Lou does is not civil - especially with regard to hijacking threads and posting repeatedly about the same thing on a single thread. He is prone to filling up threads with his name and his message of death and life-ruination if people take medications or allow their kids who have mental illness to be treated. Isn't Lou demonstrating intolerance when he obsessively posts on a thread? When he hijacks a thread with his agenda? Shouldn't he be required to be more tolerant of the med-lovers on here?
Can't a person come here and post about their teenager's mental illness and medical treatment without Lou burying it in his repeated posts about Nazi's, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, death and life-ruination?
I hope I haven't gotten myself in trouble, but this whole thing has been distressing under my particular circumstances. I wish Lou would send some tolerance, civility, and kindness my way and leave my thread alone.