With any long, drawn out battle, conflict among comrades is inevitable. Our fight to kill the FATCA IGA in Canada is no exception. We are not soldiers on a battlefied with guns and bombs. Our war is mostly fought with words. But sometimes we use those words against each other. On that note, perhaps the following thoughts might help ease some of the tension many of us have been feeling lately.
- You know that little voice in your head that keeps you from writing things on Brock that you shouldn’t? Yeah, well I don’t have one of those.
- I prefer not to think before writing. I like being as surprised as everyone else when I read what I wrote after pounding madly away at the keyboard.
- Have you ever read something at Brock and wondered, “Who ties your shoelaces for you?” See points #1 and #2 to better understand the commenter’s perspective.
- I can explain it to you, but I cannot understand it for you.
- I never argue. I just explain why I am right.
- Do not confuse my personality with my attitude. My personality is who I am. My attitude depends on what or who my comment is directed towards.
- My people skills are just fine. It is my tolerance for idiotic comments that needs work.
- Sometimes I sit quietly reading at Brock and wonder why I am not in a mental asylum. Then I read a bit more and think maybe I already am.
- I hate it when the voices inside my head go silent. I never know what they are plotting for me to write next.
- Be careful when you follow the Brock masses. Sometimes the ‘m’ is silent.
And the next time you are seeing red over a comment made by a fellow Brocker, take a long, slow, deep, breath. Then hold it for about 20 minutes!