On mylot discussion and comments, do you always share your true feelings?

@Citychic (4078)
United States
August 27, 2009 4:16pm CST
Hi friends, Pertaining to mylot discussion and comments, what I'd like to know is this, do you always share you true feelings on them, or do you tend to hold somethings back? Please feel free to elaborate. happy mylot.
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@Care4Pets (179)
• United States
27 Aug 09
Why would you not show your true feelings? The whole point of MyLot is to share opinions on various matters. I actually enjoy when people have a different opinion than myself. It's interesting to see everyone's reason(s) for their own particular viewpoint. HOWEVER, that is not to say that someone has the right to be cruel to other people. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion; just because yours is different doesn't give you the right to "run off at the mouth". Reign yourself in, be honest, but be adults, and most importantly, be human and show courtesy.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
27 Aug 09
I like your way of thinking Care4Pets. You've asked a very important question here which I would like to try to answer if I may. You asked, "Why would you not show your true feelings?" The answer to that is because of the kind of world that we live in. Someone could easily take something personal or intimate that you have said and spread it all around like a cancer. That is the reason why I would think that one must be careful what they say and to whom they are saying it to. If I feel like I can trust a person even 75 percent I would most likely share my true feelings but otherwise I would hold something back. I guess it's simply because for the most part we are brought up to believe that we can't trust people. But as you said here at mylot it's supposed to be different. Although this is something that's yet to be revealed. Thanks for posting..........
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• United States
27 Aug 09
Hi Citychic, you make a terrific point and offline, I would completely agree with you! Truthfully, I have anxiety issues and am quite reserved in my "real life". However, when I'm online, I get to let all those inhibitions go...it's great! There's no anxiety because, for me, there's no risk of being judged, except by random people who don't know me and whom I will, mostly like, never meet in "real life". So online has become my "safe space" where I can always share my true feelings...thus why not? Happy MyLotting! :)
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• United States
27 Aug 09
citychic, my answer is definitely yes. I look forward to coming here and sharing my thoughts and answering interestiing questions that I might not talk to my friends about. and I believe that's what the creators of mylot want. they tell us to come up with interesting questions and our answers should be thoughtful and detailed. I have five kids and I don't talk to adults most of the day so it's nice to be able to expand my mind and share with others.
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
27 Aug 09
Hello Stephwrites, thanks for your comment, I really do appreciate you for telling it like it is. For some of us it's very hard to come to mylot and share our true feelings. I guess you could say it all comes out in time if it's all meant to be revealed. Anyhow I would I appreciate it if you'd add me on your friend's list. Maybe we can learn a few things from each other. Have a happy day and thanks again for sharing.
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• United States
28 Aug 09
I say what I feel but I still have to have some restraint there have many times where I want to say something but thanks to the mylot censors I cant I hate sugar coating things especially when someone is being a rotten trollish twit
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• Philippines
5 Sep 09
Yeah, If you had checked my recent discussion, I got so depressed that another user accused me of something am not. I showed my feeling of depressed,pin and hurt. thanks to a lot of users who comforted me, my anger had somehow subsided. there's still taint of pain, but am a bit okay now.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
4 Sep 09
Hi Citichic I tell it like it is for me its easier to do it that way then to try and think of a way to sugar coat things. Now by saying that I don't mean that I try to intentially hurt anyone's feelings but I tend to tell it the way I see it I think most people appreciate the honesty rather than someone beating around the bush. If I don't agree with something I say so If I do agree with it I say that as well. I really like MYLOT because there are so many topics and discussions to me the sky is the limit there are so many things to talk about and so many people that can relate to one another regarding the wide variety of topics and I do like that there are people from all over the world from different cultures,beliefs,ideas and opinions, A lot of times people are posting topics seeking advice or sharing an experience they had and want some feedback,theres recipe sharing ,the list is endless:o)I would imagine that sometimes things can get hairy when someone posts something that is their "true feeling" as you put it and some might take offense but that goes with the territory I figure as long as its not obnoxious or insulting it should be ok.
@dlr297 (5365)
• United States
28 Aug 09
When i am responding to a discussion here on my lot it is from the heart, and they are my opinions on all the different comments that i leave.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
28 Aug 09
I tend to say my true feelings about the discussions on what ever the topic is as that way the other person reading it tends to get the whole story rather than just half of it therefore they find it easier to reply to as well as give their own opinion to the whole of what the topic is rather than just a part of it.
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@ami2007 (221)
• China
28 Aug 09
i have no reasons not to share my true thoughts here with you on mylot.if i didn't mean it ,i wouldn't bother to say it.just say the things that are on your mind,just pouring it out makes you feel so good.everyone is carrying something in his mind,if he didn't share,he wouldn't be able to go far.we share,we show our care,we offer help mentally,i think this is the best thing about being here.
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@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
28 Aug 09
Yup.. I'm a straight shooter. But for the sake of being able to post... I often have to censor myself.. lol
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@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
28 Aug 09
yes. i think everything i said is very truth. that is why many arrogant people here cant handle it and act weird about reading or hearing the truth. they just want others here to agree with their side of whatever it is they are talking about.
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@much2say (38698)
• United States
28 Aug 09
I do share my true feelings on MyLot. People are asking for opinions, so I give them the feedback that they need - no need to make up any stories. However, I do tend to hold back if there are too many details to my side of things . . . otherwise I will go on and on.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
I always share my true feelings in all the comments and discussions. I believe that even if this is the internet, this is also a record of our lives. This is our chance to present ourselves truthfully. This is who we are. One day, when a summation is possible, our experiences here could compose the history of the times. Had we been pretentious, then the accounts about how we lived will not be credible.
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@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
28 Aug 09
Why dont share your true feelings when you give your comments or repsond to others'discussions?I wouldnt say a word if I have nothing to share.
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@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
27 Aug 09
I try to voice my opinions in a response to someone's discussion. But truthfully, I sometimes have to hold back some bad words because of the Censors if I don't agree with another member's opinion or viewpoint. I try to be nice on Mylot and let my ideas show.
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@DCLehnsherr (1042)
27 Aug 09
The err drawback perhaps of fast typing is that whatever comes into my mind goes onto the computer screen, and therefore onto mylot (though I do edit things to make sure they make sense to other people lol). I have habit of always being brutally honest on-line and will always share my feelings. I really have come to appreciate the side of mylot that means other people will do the same thing as well. It is nice to know that things that are being said are honest, especially since I do tend to accept things without questioning unless I have a good reason to be suspicious! That said I am also quite a paranoid person so if I were to lie I would worry about losing a friendship because of it further down the line, so to save myself those troubles I just be honest now :) I am curious though: Has being on mylot made it easier for you to share your true feelings? Do you think it will become easier as time goes on? Just curious after reading your comments, you don't have to answer :) All the best and happy mylotting, Dranz
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
Yup! My friend. If I write to share my opinion here. I focus myself and all what I say is full of feelings. Because writing a words is a sort of telling things what is in our minds. A words that will intensify the clarity of arguments and define the sensitivity of though. If sharing a though without any feelings. We can only just defame the important of our personality. Because our views is a reflection of our sincere participation in what the writers wants to deliver. have a nice day! Nice to talk to you again
@AKMEDIA2 (328)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Mylot is something I can actually express my true feelings in. You are anonymous yet heard. There are a lot of things you can't tell people in real life but I know this is definitely a place I can express my views without any problems later.
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
5 Sep 09
Citychic, I always make it a point to be honest and true with my responses here. It is just being me, however, I will always check my words in the responses before hitting that post button. I feel that everyone here have well and good intentions here, but due to our lack of eloquence or choice of words, we are often mistakenly perceived. Yet, however cautious and well intended I may be, I can be quite taken for otherwise. So, you will find me ready to leave the discussion as it is and let everyone move on. Explaining and trying hard to convince the hot headed party never works. Like the saying goes: "The best time to stop an argument is before it starts", so you can find me ever ready to move on. We just do not need to live base on one issue, as there are a whole lot of issues waiting for us out there. Take care and do have a nice day ahead.