Perception and context count for an awful lot. That's got to be at the root of most misunderstandings. At least I hope so.
I think everyone hates being misunderstood. Maybe it makes us feel unvalidated? I know when I am misunderstood, I feel kind of panicky that somebody thinks that I am a type of person which I myself do not see myself to be. (which makes me wonder- why would that bother me? I can't change anybody on this planet- I've learned that lesson the hard and painful way.)
The blog-o-sphere is ripe for this sort of thing to germinate. Some bloggers seem to relish it- posting controversial and provocative topics and then rubbing their virtual hands with glee when things heat up in the comment section.
Me? Not so much.
I'd rather post ideas and feelings and events. Life shapers.
Real life in the flesh has too much pain and conflict as it is. And that's with the benefits of body launguage and context.
So where we have misunderstood each other and inadvertently replied in hurtful ways.... Please accept my apologies. I've got to save my energy for the stress in my flesh and blood world. Goodness knows there's plenty of drama to be found if anyone is interested. (and all the joys of the season to look forward to...... shudder, wince, cringe.....)
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