> > > Attok, no one is "ganging up on [you]" - it just so happens that everyone who responded looked at your post and mistook you for a neurotic crack addict, and so they responded in kind (no offense to any neurotic crack addicts - I could be classified as one, too).
> > I consider it ganging up on me when every response to the thread is a negative one and rips into me in some way or another, subtle or otherwise.
> And what about your negativitiy that rips into the writing of creators? Not that I don't think it really bothers them, but you are complaining about it being done to you when you do the samething to others.
That's because I've learned over the years to do to others what they do to me, first, last or in-between. It came from being Mr. Nice Guy all the time, always taking insults or nastiness without saying a peep. That gives the other person the belief that they can do whatever they want to me and I will just let it ride. And that's not the correct view, in my opinion. Now, when someone wants to be masty to me, badda-bing. You get it back. If you don't like it, don't be nasty to me. Simple. Easy. And I know it goes both ways, by the way, but I usually do everything inself-defense. The original thread was about my dislike of the Rhino. That was it. Then the nastiness began, and I retaliated. In any case, this is getting pointless and it's not doing my mental health any good, so I'm moving on. I hope you will, too.
>That gives the other person the belief that they can do whatever they want to me and I will just let it ride. And that's not the correct view, in my opinion.
I know it's not the most popular view, but I actually think it leads to a greater peace of mind to let the other person do what they want and let it ride. I try to live by the Sermon on the Mount (where the "turn the other cheek" phrase originated). It's strangely empowering not to let anything anyone does to you bother you. I also think that eschewing the mentality that every wrong must be avenged leads to a happier society. Perhaps the Iraqis would know something about this.