WELL IT HAS BEEN A GOOD WEEKEND SO FAR WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FEW THINGS BUT I FEEL THAT SOME PEOPLE JUST SIMPLY NEED TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND STOP BEING SO "POWER HUNGRY" AND CONDESCENDING TO OTHERS WHO SIMPLY OFFER FRIENDLY ADVICE TO OTHERS. I THOUGHT IN THIS COUNTRY WE HAVE FREEDOM TO SPEAK OUR MINDS BUT OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE LOST THAT RIGHT A LONG TIME AGO IN SOME ASPECTS.

I DO HAVE A LIFE OFF THE COMPUTER AND I DO MAKE SURE THAT I ALLOW TIME FOR MYSELF AS NEEDED SO THAT THE COMPUTER DOES NOT OWN MY TIME.

I AM FEELING A BIT WOUNDED TODAY BUT I WILL FIND A WAY TO RECOVER IN MY OWN WAY AND MY OWN TIME. I WILL LEAVE IT UP TO GOD AND LET HIM BE THE ONE TO GUIDE ME AND GUARD MY STEPS.

I JUST WISH THAT CERTAIN PEOPLE WOULD REALIZE THAT NOBODY EVER INTENDS TO HURT ANOTHER WITH THEIR WORDS AND WHEN WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR SOMEONE OUT, WE NEED TO STEP BACK AND TAKE A DEEP BREATH BEFORE WE TAKE ANY RASH ACTIONS AGAINST A PERSON FOR ANY REASON, ESPECIALLY SINCE WORDS TYPED ON A COMPUTER SCREEN CAN EASILY BE TAKEN THE WRONG WAY SINCE 60-99% OF COMMUNICATION IS NON VERBAL SO THAT MEANS THAT 60-99% OF ALL TYPED MESSAGES WILL HAVE A CHANCE OF HITTING SOMEONE THE WRONG WAY WITHOUT MEANING TO. BUT SOME PEOPLE JUST REFUSE TO UNDERSTAND THAT AND THAT IS THEIR LOSS IN A WAY BECAUSE THEY END UP MISUNDERSTANDING AND DON'T SEEM TO CARE IF THEY MAKE THINGS RIGHT OR NOT UNTIL IT MAY BE TOO LATE.

I HOPE THAT ALL OF YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND AND THAT WHATEVER YOU DO, GET OUT AND ENJOY THE DAY THAT GOD HAS GRANTED TO YOU BECAUSE WE ARE NEVER PROMISED TOMORROW!!


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Veron...
Nov. 7, 2010 at 10:08 AM

You are so correct!!!!!!! If I may use this space to share my story along the same lines...and it's happy ending for me...

I used to be in two "wives of Hispanic men" groups here on Cafemom.  I went a little further than you in one group.  One member used the word "retarded" to describe her midwife.  I have a child with Down Syndrome....I am 57.  It seemed to her that my request that she use a different word (and in my mind change it in her post ) did not apply to her,,,she is in her 20s and has grown up with it....She wrote a letter making it look like she was the owner of the group and removed me.  I wrote to the real group owner and got back in.. At the same time in another newly formed group of the same time two posts were put up.  I could have ignored them, but didn't.  One was using God's name in vain and the other was talking about psychics.  I simply told what I thought about a text posted verbatim-foul language The Rose...The other post was set up looking for psychics.  I never told them not to...just wrote how it would be a serious mistake to go this route....

The two groups had a powwow visible to me online about wars they were having...Long story short..I was knocked off the tow groups....accused of being drama-causing..

I want to get back to your topic of misuse of power.  I am American and Roman Catholic-Christian.  I should have no fear of stating my opinion.  However, I see it as a blessing that I was not on there anymore.....But it didn't end there....Someone said I wrote a note saying that if a person didn't change their ways thy would go to hell.  It was shared with me by the co-owner of another group owner whose alcoholic mother died.....and took these words to heart....or twisted them....

I am totally appalled that this goes on here.  It is a result of power-hungry females who want control.  It is sad to me that religion is not part of their group...Women can choose to be who they want to be....My words should never offend them...especially I if present them in the form of my opinion....

I believe in freedom of speech, also.  May we always have it!!!!!!!  Thank God for groups that treat each other with respect.....but also have the fortitude to voice their opinion if something is offensive,,,,,and NEVER be afraid of the consequences.....

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