Originally Posted by Angela
What about me, or Erin, or the other people here who feel committed to a responsible discussion about things we care about, with people we trust to talk about it from a context of personal development? You don't think we're all nobody, do you?
Well, anyone can take part in forum discussions, not only people such as you and Erin.
okay, I understand. I guess I disagree with you that open, responsible discussion is a harmful substance. And if you feel it is, you are wise to stay away from it.
For me personally, it is harmful, and it seems also for seeker5. It's not harmful for everyone. And not all of us have wills of steel, but I know myself and I'm easily moved (emotionally), so it's basically all or nothing for me and while I'm developing, it has to be like that or I'll probably regress.
Oh, and btw, I don't mean "responsible discussion," I mean the kind that usually seems to emerge when men start "debating" politics.
That's so true. It was meant as a rhetorical question really -- political discussion is here, that's the reality of it, and for you it looks like "dealing with it" means "staying away from it." I was thinking that "staying away from it" would likely be easier if it were in a tidy, self-contained forum, instead of running rampant and free throughout other unrelated threads, and you seem to feel otherwise. There you go.
I haven't seen a single political post anywhere on this website to this day, to my knowledge (and if there are any, at least LoA is working for me in one tiny area of my life). I still don't know who that Ron guy is and I'm not going to look into it. A thread title that contains the name of a perfect stranger is not at all enticing, on the contrary, it seems like it would be downright boring, like it could be about someone's Uncle Ron.
And I'll only know how I would deal with it when it happens.