boltonbonce wrote:Come now, boys.
Marcus Aurelius once said:
When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can't tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own - not of the same blood and birth, but the same mind, and possessing a share of the divine. And so none of them can hurt me. No one can implicate me in ugliness. Nor can I feel angry at my relative, or hate him. We were born to work together like feet, hands and eyes, like the two rows of teeth, upper and lower. To obstruct each other is unnatural. To feel anger at someone, to turn your back on him: these are unnatural.
He clearly hasn't met Wanderlust!
Being serious I don't hate Wanderlust or anybody else.
I'll give you another quote that probably is more to the heart of the matter -
Book of Proverbs, 16:18, Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
For whatever reasons, and I think they run deep with him, it is important to Wanderlust for him to be seen to be clever and knowledgeable about (seemingly) everything.
For that to be so important enough to lie and be abusive to attempt to protect that facade on a frankly almost dead social media forum populated by what about ten anonymous strangers to each other shows he has some serious personal issues.
I couldn't give a monkey's what he believes, no matter how factually wrong he is - I'm not here to change the world - but I don't see anything wrong in correcting the utter bollocks he (or anyone else) posts on here - isn't informed discussion what any forum is about anyway? - and I don't expect to be personally abused when I do so - or trolled thereafter.
Of course although I don't expect the the abuse and trolling I am fully aware it will be heading my way because that is the nature of the beast of social media.
In the old days prior to the advent of social media, the 'poison' would still be there and people would call you names behind your back - but few would say it to your face.
Well social media allows that and gives a voice to every nutjob and mentalist out there - including Wanderlust.
It isn't hard to say you got something wrong, it counts for nothing on here if you will as nobody knows who you are anyway other than a user name on the internet. In fact I would have thought that internet anonymity would have allowed more honesty to develop as no one knows who you are and if you had said something that was wrong it couldn't bring recriminations or affects to you in real life.
Thus to go to the trouble of lying and turning yourself inside out rather than just simply say you made an error or got something wrong implies deeper personality issues.
I used to have some sort of sympathy for Wanderlust but that's long since worn away and my sympathy now is with those who have to deal with him in real life - you don't carry on behaving as you do on the internet for several years without giving away somewhat of your true personality.
So as the saying goes - if he had simply held his hand up when shown to be wrong then we wouldn't have had to put up with the last few years of this shit but his 'pride' and 'haughty spirit' has as led him to repeated falls!
There really as been no need for the lies and abuse from him - who even cares he got something wrong...