Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost
I'm very like you in many respects!
I agree with all you say. I do appreciate your likes, too. Believe it or not, even when mstone and I were at each other's throats, I was still giving him the odd like.I'm afraid that sometimes it's fun to goad people, and you're such a good person to goad!
But I should try to resist.
So you you see.. we're getting somewhere by simply being forthright and honest about our intentions. To be honest, I don't find that kind of sarcastic and often times humorous discourse offensive, and secretly chuckle to myself when cleverly used. However................... there is a fine line longer than which I typed, when goading and unnecessary provocation can be considered... even if it is misinterpreted... as trolling.
Now that I know better that you're just having some fun... I'll probably continue chuckling at most, and shaking my head at others, and let the powers that be here decide whether it's offensive or thread-killing or not.
As I mentioned in a different reply, there was definitely a "positive" to be taken from your "goading"... in that we all got to know a little bit more about those that frequent these threads here. And now we know a little bit more about you too... which is good. Civil discourse working it's magic
Your phrase 'deserve to be happy,' I just find so broad as to be meaningless. Who can say what any of us deserve? Our Creator alone, dare I say it. 😃
"You deserve to be happy... don't you
?"... a rhetorical question that only the person it was asked of can answer. I nor anyone else can determine that. We can debate the merits if and once he/she answers publicly... but even then, it would take too long to digest a person's entire history to know if his or our opinion of the answer is justified.
I suppose it would have better left "un-asked".... and ... I was also guilty of "goading". So it does seem we are more alike every post...
PS. I would like to postscript my posts with the Countdown to Apple 3.0. Anyone disagree?
02 Days - 05 Hours - 50 Minutes - 58 Seconds