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Posted by Lightwaking...Oh your soooo cooooool!!!!!!!! on April 06, 2002 at 23:51:36:

Gimme one of your great philisophical come-backs so you can contiune to show everyone on the board how witty and brilliant you are.

Gregory you are not who you think you are, you ARE who you think OTHER people think you are. So you see, you can't be that non-conformist you always dreamed you were because, you are just conforming to who THEY think you are.

Remember, Your unique just like everybody else. LOL



Re: To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine

Posted by nmi on April 06, 2002 at 23:57:46:

In Reply to: You need a board on Philosophy not medicine posted by Lightwaking...Oh your soooo cooooool!!!!!!!! on April 06, 2002 at 23:51:36:

Feeling a little jealous and left out about your own abilities that are lacking, are you.

Dont feel inadequate because Gregory is who he is and you cant match up to him. Thats ok, we understand. He doesnt take shit from anyone, so how does that make him a conformist. Come back when you have the close to the same abilities as he does.



Re: To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine

Posted by Lightwalking on April 07, 2002 at 00:31:22:

In Reply to: Re: To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine posted by nmi on April 06, 2002 at 23:57:46:

Now you need to settle down there sailor! I think my 2 cents was in the same league as Gregory's. Besides I just started trying to be a great philosopher, Gregory's been at this for a long time. It's hard to compete with the "Great one" But, as long as you can understand that makes me feel so much better!!




Context?

Posted by
Gregory on April 07, 2002 at 00:57:27:

In Reply to: You need a board on Philosophy not medicine posted by Lightwaking...Oh your soooo cooooool!!!!!!!! on April 06, 2002 at 23:51:36:

Sorry, I'm fresh out of great philisophical come-backs.

Of course it would help if I knew what you were refering to. Has some particular
post of mine ignited your ire or are you simply fishing for debate from boredom?

I think I should point out that I am indeed who I think I am, if only in my own
mind. I cannot control how others see me. That would be a function of THEIR
world view. Mostly, I "conform" to whom I think I am.

heh. Just like "everyone else."

Lightwalking,
Gregory

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Re: To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine

Posted by nmi on April 07, 2002 at 05:14:01:

In Reply to: Re: To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine posted by Lightwalking on April 07, 2002 at 00:31:22:

hmm, looks like I touched a nerve there.



Re: To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 07, 2002 at 06:37:12:

In Reply to: Re: To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine posted by nmi on April 07, 2002 at 05:14:01:

Hi, nmi.

EVERYONE has a nerve that can be touched! If your only talent is finding those nerves and exploiting them------------Get a life!

Walt



Re: To Walt...To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine

Posted by nmi on April 07, 2002 at 07:38:15:

In Reply to: Re: To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine posted by Walt Stoll on April 07, 2002 at 06:37:12:

Hi Walt

Thanks for those words of wisdom.

Now, maybe you can answer a question for me and some of the other board members.

You respond to my post, understandably so, but fail to respond where it is most urgently needed on your board. Mai. Is there a reason for your silence here? You even seem to encourage this poster who causes flame wars on a daily basis, put downs to the other board members, and not a word from you about this.

Maybe you need to address this problem which takes away from the purpose of your board rather than ignoring the problem.

Namaste




Re: To Walt...To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine (Archive in board etiquette.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 07, 2002 at 08:32:22:

In Reply to: Re: To Walt...To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine posted by nmi on April 07, 2002 at 07:38:15:

Thanks, nmi.

I have had as hard a time learning this lesson as it seems most others have had.

Just within the past few years, after fielding an average of about 200 notes a day for the past 8 years (6 on this 'site), I have been able (not yet perfectly) to ignore the flamers who are not contributing to the purpose of the BB.

I have come to the conclusion that it is our RESPONSE to these flamers that is the problem and not the flamers themselves. There will ALWAYS be flamers!

Since there are few posters who have been through the fire as long as I have (and I am STILL not perfect) how can I condemn them for their knee jerk responses? I can only counsel them to ignore those who are good at pushing our buttons. If the "discussion" was the real purpose, the flamers would take it to email and keep it off the BB. Since an audience is what they are really after, they keep it going on the BB. With NO response, they dry up quickly.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: To Walt...To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine (Archive in board etiquette.)

Posted by nmi To Walt on April 07, 2002 at 08:42:38:

In Reply to: Re: To Walt...To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine (Archive in board etiquette.) posted by Walt Stoll on April 07, 2002 at 08:32:22:

Please accept my apology for my part that I have played in this. I will not participate further in any flame wars or fan them further out of respect for you and your board.

Namaste



Re: To Walt...To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine (Archive in board etiquette.)

Posted by kt on April 07, 2002 at 10:48:01:

In Reply to: Re: To Walt...To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine (Archive in board etiquette.) posted by Walt Stoll on April 07, 2002 at 08:32:22:

Dr. Stoll,
Thanks for explaining. I find myself both repulsed and attracted by the flamers and realize I've got more work to do with my own stuff. It's a constant struggle between do I want to be right (ego) or do I want to be helpful (spirit)?
Your steadying influence inspires me.
Blessings,
kt



Apologies to Gregory, Dr. Stoll ect.

Posted by Lightwalking on April 07, 2002 at 15:05:52:

In Reply to: Re: To Walt...To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine (Archive in board etiquette.) posted by nmi To Walt on April 07, 2002 at 08:42:38:

I was in a angry mood last night and should not have posted the trash that I did. It won't happen again with me.

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Re: To Walt...To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine (Archive in board etiquette.)

Posted by Joanie on April 08, 2002 at 08:12:34:

In Reply to: Re: To Walt...To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine (Archive in board etiquette.) posted by kt on April 07, 2002 at 10:48:01:

Great post kt. I too struggle with whether or not to fan the flames. I know I should just ignore them, but my curiosity gets the best of me, and I read them. Then I get angry, and it's all I can do to not reply. Talk about stress! LOL.

Namaste`

Joanie



Re: To Walt...To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine (Archive in board etiquette.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 08, 2002 at 10:59:42:

In Reply to: Re: To Walt...To the Green Eyed Monster...You need a board on Philosophy not medicine (Archive in board etiquette.) posted by Joanie on April 08, 2002 at 08:12:34:

Thanks, Joanie and kt.

I know it is hard but I think this BB helps a significant # of people and should not be diluted. Anything we ALL can do to not reward the flamers is greatly appreciated.

Namaste`

Walt

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