Megumi-Oni wrote:Thanks for the reminder! I'm just expressing a concern about the dangers of pit bulls. I've been told it doesn't matter what the training has taught them, they'll snap at some point. And in my mind, a dog who's been trained to bite will be better at it than a dog who hasn't. I think that point is valid.
I"m really new at owning a Pit Bull-Breed dog, (see Avatar), but I'm far from new when it comes to watching people discuss issues.......What people say, vs. what they _don't_ say,,,,,,at what point does that first 'step' over the lines of implied social decorum, and I have to say, you are ONE antagonistic Poster.
Yes, I know you feel as if you were 'jumped' on right off the bat, but even after all that, I read your last post, here. and dang, You seem as if you came here with one intention, and that is to argue with every single person on this forum.
And let's say, even for the sake of argument, that you felt up against a wall, or out numbered with the original topic----why not just take a step back and give everybody some breathing room (including yourself) and try to assimilate into the group/forum dynamics and at some point, 'debate/discuss' the hot topics once people got to know you, and you Them.
Yes, so many of your posts are laced with politeness, but it's ALMOST as if you came with an agenda...OR, if not that, then you yourself like to keep the pot stirred.
Look at it this way, You're the New Kid on the Playground.
You announce you're coming in to play, but with all these ideas that weren't so popular somewhere else, and then get all stirred up and defensive when the 'kids' here explain why they don't agree with you.
THE NEW KID HAS RULES --------anywhere. And that means you LEARN WHO EVERYBODY IS, how they play together and who feels the way they do, and why.
The truth is, so many of the folks here have significant disagreements with each other on several really hot topics. But the rest of us are sitting back and seeing those same people tell you the same things------so the rest of us know that THIS INFORMATION MUST BE RELIABLE, because even the people who don't always agree, DO AGREE ON THIS.
But you are so busy feeling attacked that you don't stop and see that a forum, is like any other social setting. There Are Unspoken Rules that 'new people' play by if they are to be accepted. And that does not MEAN that you are expected to agree or have the same ideas. But it does look like you' re not very adept at taking social cues------I have to wonder if this type of interaction is typical of the kind of interaction you face regularly, in the 'real life', world. MAYBE NOT.
I'm not saying you DO, but I'm just wondering if this is a usual scenario for you....
either way, Try taking a step back,,,,,,,,stop scouring through every line of the posts and finding discrepancies and contradictions. And remember. WE ARE NOT ONE VOICE. Don't try to 'make your point' against' "Patsy" by pointing out what "Darla" said.
If you truly want to be a member of this forum, You can still disagree with techniques and such. But be prepared to not be pampered too much.
Now, time will tell whether or not you came here to be a part of us, or if you came here to 'take on' PBT......
If you want to flame me, go ahead. I'm not an expert in anything, and don't claim to be.
I'm just giving you a head's up.
Jody, in Nebraska, where the lentil soup is simmering, the dog is playing and both kids have homecoming tonight...
“Hope has two beautiful daughters: their names are Anger and Courage.
Anger that things are the way they are.
Courage to make them the way they ought to be.”----Augustine