Posted 6 years ago on April 15, 2012, 4 p.m. EST by gnomunny
from St Louis, MO
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
It's human nature to defend oneself against a perceived attack, verbal or otherwise, nigh on impossible sometimes to pull a Gandhi moment and just turn the other cheek.
I was thinking about this last night as I watched our latest furry little friend (needs a) Delousing's post about executive compensation get continually bumped to the top of the heap. Actually, I was almost the first to bite, having typed a brief "no shit Sherlock" response within minutes of him posting. I caught myself just short of hitting REPLY, deleted, and moved on to the next post. Others, I knew, could and would do it better. Although half of me hoped he'd be ignored, admittedly, the other half was curious to see how others would respond.
And we did. 70 at last count. I'm not entirely innocent, though; I bumped it a couple times responding to some of our regulars. Yeah, . . . I did.
Of course, it does no good. These people aren't here to learn anything, or to be "converted." In no way will they allow logic, reason, facts to sway them from their preset agenda. We know this. But take the bait anyway.
So, next time you respond to an obvious troll only to realize, after the fact, the folly of your ways, take heart.
We're only human.