You don’t know me. You have never met me. Other than online photographs we have never laid eyes on each other.
Yet somehow you have this crazy idea that you know me. Know what I’m thinking, know what my intentions are.. I’ve heard some truly interesting stories about what I’ve done or am doing. I’ve learned so many new things about myself – I had no idea!
I just love logging on to my system to see blatant accusations, and thinly veiled comments varying from a mild venting, right on through to full on assault. I love it about as much as I like working on an article or blog post to get it just right, and posting it only to find that somebody has snarfed it and posted it on their page verbatim. What the hell? Seriously? This is NOT the imitation that they were talking about when they said that imitation was the sincerest form of flattery.
You judge me and everyone I choose to associate with a sincere hate that can only be described as bullying and bravado, and for what? Does it make you feel better? Did it make a difference? Why do you choose to create stress when you could be working in a circle of harmony like everybody else in the community? Oh wait, maybe you were trying to stand out in the crowd? My mistake.
In case you were wondering, I don’t really mind that you don’t like me. You never took the chance to get to know me, so your decision to dislike me and boycott my efforts is based on inaccuracies to start with. If you’d actually taken a moment to step up and speak your mind, instead of dancing around the podium you may have found a harmony exists, one that will likely be elusive to you now that you’ve shown your true colors and proven yourself to be such a wonderful specimen of humanity.
Everybody loves you.. Everybody hates you.. flip a coin.. like you, it goes round and round.. and like most, I don’t really care.. until you get to threatening my work, my business and my livelihood.. then it’s Game On! Make no mistake, That’s not a threat. I have no plans of doing anything to you or about you – at the end of the day it’s all about your perception of things. Your actions and comments are a great illustration of how intimidated you are by how well we’re doing what we do.. That’s all on you.
As for me, I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve always done to the best of my ability. I’m going to smile because I get to see sunny skies, and green grass, and I work among some of the most creative and talented people I have ever had the pleasure to know.
I am proud of who am I and where I am. Let me tell you, I’ve worked hard – damned hard – to get here, and be here. Life has not been kind… but I persevere. I’ve been through far worse than you, and for what’s it’s worth. I’m still here.
Poor little you.. You probably think this post is about you.. don’t you?