Monday, April 23, 2007

Chat rooms and other such nonsense...

There is a chat room I frequent that has gotten way out of control. Yesterday, I was berated because I did not join in the fraying of a man who was found out to be a liar. He had told me something once also that has turned out to be a lie but in my maturity, I chose to just forget about him. Move on and try to make things pleasant. Three women in the chat room decided he needed a public flogging. Yes, they are right in pointing out to others this man is a liar and for other women to beware if they talk to him. They are wrong in expecting everyone to join in the fray. I am a peacemaker. Always have been, always will be. I don't like conflict. I grew up with enough of it in our house. I choose to live my adult life as uncomplicated, unstressful, and as quiet as possible. I don't think I should be berated because I don't join in the public arguing with monitors. I'm saying good-bye to that chat room. I feel either it has moved beyond why I went in there or I'm just getting way too old for schoolroom antics. Now if I can just get rid of my feelings of inadequacy because apparently I've disappointed a few people by not doing what they thought I should do. Sighs.

4 comments:

2 Dollar Productions said...

I've never really been in chat rooms, but I've heard they can spawn into militias really fast.

Nice job not being pressured into something you didn't want to do.

SymplyAmused said...

What is so sad about them is the people are "suppose" to be adults. I've yet to see complete adult behavior in any of them.

Anonymous Boxer said...

It's interesting to see what happens when people are "hidden" by the Internet - and women especially (in my opinion) have an interesting "Road Rage" online.

SymplyAmused said...

Too many of them but believe or not, I've seen some men that are just as bad. So it's about even, I'd say. I still refuse to fight a monitor! : )