Posted: 28/11/2014 at 23:49
Well, I am given to impulsive speech and writing long letters to people now and then. with good reasons I think because of difficult times and disappointing people. The number of times I was advised to write but not post but I usually over ruled this. Texting is another such impulse tool ....email too....that has got me into trouble. however my manner has won many court battles for contact,,etc., against all the odds. In court I even spoke up in defiance to the judge once to cause obvious shock in the courtroom. And I refused to stand for him when he seemingly ruled against me (.in fact he didn't). Even entered into a dialogue with him on another occasion and he allowed me to successfully bring down my,opponent's barrister in court....where I finally asked for his apology, and got it too. Also went for the welfare officer when he let me down in court. so, yes, I'm impulsive, stubborn,angry and passionate but generally it has helped me to beat the system for myself and others on so many occasions. I get things done and sorted usually so it works. Prob a bit of a maverick!
however, on a forum like this I think we have to accept we are all virtual friends not really knowing one another and so do not have the right to attack so familiarly or feel so personally aggrieved. we can say what we like as long as we are fair and basically kind and generally that's how the forum is.
Mike, you will alienate less people if you write some of your contentious stuff in the mornings. i wrote some highly aggressive stuff at night that I thought was brilliant at the time only to realise in the light of day it was over the top.