Originally Posted by Anna Conlan
I once briefly dated a guy who was a writer. He had written a lot of inspiring content and when I met him I thought he was amazing. He had to be, since from his writing he seemed to understand life and live it well. So well that he was teaching and inspire others.
But I soon realised that the person who wrote the inspiring content was not perfect. Or even amazing in my eyes. I was disappointed. In fact, he had his challenges in life and sometimes struggled even with the stuff he taught others.
I had put him on a pedestal.
I realised that people who teach personal development are not necessarily perfect. They might have problems like everyone else, but they can also inspire people and give good advice.
I guess because of that experience, I find it odd how people are criticising Steve for having an ego and having emotions (such as feeling betrayed or whatever), and acting on them. We all do that. We're all human, aren't we? (And I'm not saying that like I think it's a weakness. I feel it's important to honour emotions and to have enough of an ego to be a functional human being with boundaries.)
True, we all are human and we have similar emotions. But reactions like killing this forum and banning lot of people ??? sounds immature.
And the reason behind this step appears to be childish to me personaly. It may have some other strong reasons backstage. Even then, this forum should be kept alive for others to seek some guidance or help.
Anyways, he is the owner. He has full right to decide what to do. Best Wishes