Taking credit looks like this:
You know, I wrote a post that made some serious presumptions about other people. I presumed to know them and to think my way was the only way, my experience was the only way. I made a suggestion with NOTHING to back it up. I didn't admit that I have found that poly is not for me, and I arrogantly thought that other people would be the same way. I wanted to whine - we all need to sometimes - but I didn't listen to the responses other people made, I didn't consider that perhaps I was wrong or not cut out for the position I put myself in.
Thank you everyone for your patience with me. Thank you for the straight talk. I recognize that there was no malice toward me but instead that you were sharing your own experiences (which I refused to do). I have been rude and a passive aggressive brat throughout this process.
I have learned something important about myself - both from the failed relationships I've had as well as how much I've avoided taking my portion of the responsibility in those relationships. My behavior on this thread has been another example of that.
Next time I will give appropriate information, I will listen and consider the words of other folks when I put information out. I know I don't have to agree with people, but next time I have a conversation with you, it will be just that - a conversation.
Best wishes to you all,
* your name *
And OP: If you think RS has animosity toward you, I'll tell you this about him. You are a zit on the ass of a fly in his life. He responded to you because you were being given good advice from people he respected, and you were pooh poohing it. He is speaking to anyone else who might read this. He's not even talking to you because you don't listen... In fact, I think I'll take that same page out of his book from here on in.
*Of course, RS, if I'm off base here, I welcome your clarification and apologize for overstepping.
< Message edited by sunshinemiss -- 4/19/2011 7:10:00 PM >
Yes, I am a wonton hussy... and still sweet as 3.14