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To: Protagoras
You posted to me on a personal level because of some past exchange we have had and you were looking to insult me.

I has never been my intent to insult you. If that were not the case, I'd apologize right now. After going back through all seven of my posts to you here, I am left to wonder how you arrived at any such conclusion. But, if doing so will bring you joy, that's okay. And, like everything else, I mean that sincerely. Maybe you're just not used to dealing with sincere people.

And it was not just some past exchange we've had; it's those you've had with others over the years, too.

Your sour attitude,

Funny thing is, you have always struck me as one of the sourest of FReepers, which is what prompted my initial post to you in this thread. I expected your reply would be different, such that we'd have something new to celebrate. Thus, I remain somewhat surprised. Not doubtful, just surprised.

personal animosity towards me

I have none whatsoever.

If not before, I'm now convinced you could be a person who projects his emotions onto others. If you're sour and full of animus, you subconsciously assume everyone else is, too. Then, when you happen to get back even a little bit of your own medicine -- e.g. cynicism, sarcasm, insincerity -- it only serves to encourage, amplify and justify your projection.

I don't anticipate you being big enough to admit it on the forum however

Sorry (again, I do mean that) if this disappoints you but, any admission on my part would be a lie. I don't lie.

Perhaps you will go right on believing this entire exchange has been based on animosity, insults, insincerity, and the like. If you do and if that is true, all I can say is anything of the sort has been one-sided.

Now, having just gone back through our messages again, and this time more carefully, it occurs to me that when I thanked you "for the assurance that nothing has changed," you may have inferred that to mean that I was questioning the state of your soul. I was not and apologize if I gave you that impression.

Good day. Be seeing you on the FR.

And now, in the hope of underlining my sincerity of good will toward you, I give you the last word if you choose.

471 posted on 01/27/2005 6:40:29 AM PST by newgeezer (James 1:2-3)
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To: newgeezer
Funny thing is, you have always struck me as one of the sourest of FReepers, which is what prompted my initial post to you in this thread.

At least you finally admitted the reason for your initial post. The point you were trying to make. A post to insult me with a backhanded compliment.

I know you didn't mean to give yourself away, but you just couldn't help yourself.

Your opinion that I am sour is just another leap. You see, if you ever really read my posts, and gave them some thought, you would see that I always give back what I get, nothing more. Just like this exchange, you started with a post to me, which had nothing whatsoever to do with the subject matter. I gave you plenty of opportunities to explain what your point was, but you repeatedly declined. (as if it was a difficult question)

Next you claim I'm sour because I addressed you back in a personal manner, precisely what you did to me. You get what you give in life. It's usually a lesson learned. But not always it seems.

Now, having just gone back through our messages again, and this time more carefully, it occurs to me that when I thanked you "for the assurance that nothing has changed," you may have inferred that to mean that I was questioning the state of your soul. I was not and apologize if I gave you that impression.

Gee,,,ya think???? I guess you must admit it wasn't a leap, but an impression you readily admit might have been given. That's what happens when you go down the personal route. The route you chose.

Good day. Be seeing you on the FR.

Probably you will see my posts, you will not be seeing me. If you ever feel the need to comment on them, if you keep it on topic and impersonal, you will get that back in return. I give what I get.

And now, in the hope of underlining my sincerity of good will toward you, I give you the last word if you choose.

Thank you for your sincere goodwill, and I love having the last word. :^}

474 posted on 01/27/2005 7:01:38 AM PST by Protagoras (No one is fit to be a master and no one deserves to be a slave. GWB 1-20-05)
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