Folks, I'm going to be a little harsh here. I've tried to keep my feelings stifled about a recent incident but I'm not going to anymore. Now I am not addressing this to the casual reader of my blog. I am addressing this to those few who read my blog who don't like me either from jealousy, envy or whatever.
Here are the rules on MY BLOG:
- I write what I want to write on my blog.
- I do not submit to censors.
A few days ago a former friend read something on one of my earlier blogs that he thought referred to him. It did. I did not mention him by name but I did mention his casual rudeness and thoughtlessness along with some other folks I know who have taken my efforts on their behalf for granted. This is one of those individuals who fails to see that he makes any mistakes and never, but NEVER apologizes for anything. He is perfect, at least in his own mind.
There are others who feel that they are superior to me and feel the need to correct me from time to time. To those people I say "save your time." Go away and leave me alone. And please, PLEASE don't read my blog if it upsets you THAT much. Don't worry, I won't mention your name. However, if some local folks figure out who I'm talking about, see them and tell them that you're the perfect person and I am the one who is in the wrong. I'll take all the blame. God forbid that someone should criticize you.
Life is short as it is and now that I am seventy years old I just do not have the time to waste on people like you who are so easily offended. So you've told me to go away and I'll return the favor, you go away too.
We all go through life making friends along the way and losing friends either to geography of death. Sometimes we just have falling outs with friends. Some of us are lucky and we make lifetime friends. Those are the friends who accept us as we are, faults an all. Anyone who is so sensitive and touchy that is so easily offended where offense was not meant, wasn't a true friend in the first place. Sometimes it just takes me a while to find that out.
As I wrote in a previous blog "My Character Flaw", the blog that OFFENDED, I do have a character flaw in that I tolerate these kinds of "friends" as long as I have. I tolerate them much too long.
I have to be honest and say that sometimes I just get so tired of trying to please people. I've done it my whole life and perhaps that's my biggest mistake. I think my attitude of trying to please people makes some lose respect for me. SOME PEOPLE, not all.
For those I offend, stay offended. For those of you who are my friends and who appreciate my friendship I say "thank you." But for those of you who don't like me for whatever reason, please don't read this blog.