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Old 06-23-2013, 06:39 AM
northhome northhome is offline
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Originally Posted by BoringGuy View Post
I mean, people and their precious fragile feelings. The rules of this forum say to communicate the way you would in your poly relationships, and that is exactly what i do.
There are of course different cultural expectations around politeness and courteousness that have nothing to do with 'fragile feelings'.

I do find it fascinating to see how people 'communicate' though. Reminds me of a conversation I had with two people the other day - one Dutch and one English.

The English person complained that the Dutch were blunt and impolite. The Dutch person countered with 'at least with a Dutch person I know what the truth is - you English are so polite I never know exactly what is going on!'.

Glass half full, glass half empty.

But yes, to expect everyone on this forum to adhere to ones own personal standard of polite and sensitive discourse is, as my Irish friend says, like teaching a pig to sing. It's a waste of time and only annoys the pig....
Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.

- Tao Te Ching
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:05 AM
BoringGuy BoringGuy is offline
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A pistol hot cup of rhyme
The whiskey is water, the water is whine.

I never ever FEEL "hostile", "bitter", or "aggressive" when i write my posts on here. Those sentiments are ALWAYS ascribed to my words by others. This seems to be the case despite the fact that no one hardly ever asks me to clarify anything, and when i am asked to explain it is basically like what was just said, the pigs still don't like it.

But the frogs and salamanders are buying it like it's Reeboks and this is 1984.
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