--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Kenny H" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> wrote: > > Thanks for the honest apraisal. It's not something > > we've come to expect from anyone with a TM history. > > You know, Barry, I believe you say these kinds of things to see > just how many people you can involve in lengthy argumentative > diatribes.
Point taken about the above comment; it was uncalled for and I apologize for it. But to your point, if you had been paying attention I think you would have noticed that I *don't* argue here on FFL (or on any other Internet forum) any more. I just post what I have to say and then allow people to post what they have to say in reply. If they respond to a single post of mine with five or six replies of their own, and I allow them to without either defend- ing my original point or commenting further, that doesn't quite constitute getting involved in lengthy argumentative diatribes in my book. Your mileage may vary. From my point of view, It's usually more like one diatribe, followed by people who got their buttons pushed posting multiple times *trying* to get me to argue with them. :-) I also don't get involved in "defending myself" when people express their negative opinions of me. It seems to me to be a waste of time. People can say pretty much anything they want about me; I don't care. Some of it may even be true. :-) > I am not going to get suckered in past this post. Cool. I've retracted the statement. It made sense at the time, but this morning it doesn't, so I retract it. > An old long-time friend of yours from Rama, who is a really > long-time friend of mine, recently told me that you really > do seem to like to argue. In the past that was more true. Now I really do try to content myself with saying my piece and then allow- ing others to say theirs. I really have no point of view to sell or try to convince people of. Plus, for good or bad, there is really no percentage in me trying to "defend" something I say here, because by the time someone replies trying to sucker me *into* defending it, I've changed points of view entirely. What's to "defend" if your point of view changes every few hours? :-) I *will* admit to having a weakness for pushing the buttons of a few people, but that's now down to very few (three, to be exact). Every so often I slip into old habits and say something provocative to them, because they really *can't* let it go past; they are compelled to jump into the fray and act like cultists. So I will freely admit to occasionally posting things *so that* they'll demonstrate once again their cult tendencies. It's a weakness, and I'm trying to get past it, but occaionally I backslide. ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Check out the new improvements in Yahoo! Groups email. http://us.click.yahoo.com/6pRQfA/fOaOAA/yQLSAA/UlWolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/