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Posted by Paco ( on August 30, 2000 at 18:02:28:

In Reply to: Some thoughts for Geo and whoever else wants to read them posted by pinksharkmark on August 30, 2000 at 16:57:53:

First, thank you for a well-reasoned discussion of the dynamics of the board--an accurate analysis. Like you, when I found this site more than a year ago, I was in some pain but coping with my own set of weapons. From the people here, I have learned a lot: A scientific reasoning of the CH trauma; the meds that work and the ones that do more harm than good; oxygen is the best of the best, but only if you know how to use it; people who understood what I was going through and had patience with me as I learned how to relate to them. I met people here whom I have come to love but have never met--no easy task when I look at their pictures--LOL--the same reaction they have toward my ugly mug. Now. After all the huggy-feely, here is my take on why some people get hammered by those who have been here long enough to have developed friendship and even love relationships: Nobody likes for a stranger to walk into a group and start telling everyone the way they should be conducting themselves, a stranger who presumes with an attitude of self-aggrandisement, wanting above all to impress the menials of his or her superior intellect. Hmmm. Maybe that's why some people don't like me. One last thing: I, personally, don't see anything wrong with a little friction; I think people should post what they honestly feel--just be prepared to take what comes back at you. In my view, that's what makes a family, and this is the most extended, loving, intelligent, artistic, well-meaning bunch of unfortunates it has been my great pleasure to know. Now I'll shut the fuck up.

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