Well yes I do try.
Anyway, I think I need to cut the ties as far as responding to your posts is concerned. I say that with regrets, but between the unexpected criticisms and the condescending "encouragement," it's too stressful for me. I'm not good at handling that type of stress. I need a very long rest from it.
I can't promise I'll never respond to other members in threads that you start, but honestly there's another way you can deal with me if I (as I've been known to do) post something hurtful, inappropriate, or ignorant. Just contact the mods
with whatever grievances you have. If I'm really out of line, they'll let me know and put a stop to it. I think that's the best way for us to manage our differences, sad as I am to say it.
Anyway I wish you well and will just let others carry on with this thread (exercising better judgment than I, probably). I'm interested in learning about other cultures and will continue to read whatever's posted here.