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Good Catch, Chelsea

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in response to reader comment: Did you see it Robin?? Jowatalia's MAJOR mistake in the response to you.

Submitted by Robin (United States), Dec 17, 2019 at 16:42

What I was going to say was that freedom of speech doesn't QUALIFY anyone to pass judgment. It just means we have the freedom to express our thoughts, right or wrong. I was also going to point out that regardless of whether someone thinks using logic or emotion, both types of thinking originate in the brain; neither one in the heart. So for the two types of thinking, if they both originate in the brain (albeit, different parts), one is not necessarily better than the other. It depends on the circumstances, entirely. Feeling and thinking with emotion does not make you wrong; it is simply a different perspective.

Today (yes, I admit I'm a little slow) I came to the realization that anyone who would take pleasure in bullying and abusing others (no matter what they want to call it) must have experienced something terrible in their life, and it made me reconsider. I apologized to Natalia for not taking this into account, sincerely. (Please don't kill me, lol.) You never know what has happened, or is happening, in someone's else's life, so we should try to treat everyone with compassion, whether or not we think they deserve it. I am by no means lecturing. I don't fault anyone here for trying to defend themselves and others - on the contrary, I felt the need myself until I realized that what she thinks really has no bearing on anything. Why argue with someone who will never be able to put themselves in another person's place? It is a waste of time for both parties involved. If one of them wishes to continue arguing, thereby showing their character, that's their problem. I really hope for Natalia's sake that she learns to view things differently, because otherwise she will never know true happiness. God wishes for all of His children to be happy, no matter who they are or what they have done. No one is irredeemable. This is strictly my opinion, for whatever it's worth. I hope you remain on the board. Almost everyone here has been very helpful to me, and I wish there was some way to express my gratitude. In the meantime, I hope words will do. You guys are awesome. Thank you. <3

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