This needs to be said.

Defuniak Springs, Florida
October 8, 2017 8:38pm CST
I've noticed more than one post of people complaining or mentioning that they feel as though they are being picked on or that comments on their discussions. I wish people would get it through their heads that no one is attacking them just because they speak their minds about the topic or thoughts expressed in the discussion. Sometimes I honestly think people are too sheltered and think everyone should think exactly like they do or something is wrong with them. There have been many times that I've read a discussion or comment that fits into what I've talked about and shuddered with how close minded they are. Anyhow. I will never apologize for speaking my mind or for trying to show that there are other ways of thinking, other ways of doing and that you won't ever know that you like something unless you try it. Sorry for the rant but this has been weighing on my mind for awhile. Has anyone else felt this way when going through discussions?
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@Happy2BeMe (75384)
• Canada
9 Oct 17
It is all how it is said. People can speak their mind and get their point across without being rude and hurtful. Some people are very sensitive and may get hurt by some comments made. That is only thing about typing things out. You can't hear the persons voice so how they write it and how it is read can be two different things which can lead to people feeling hurt.
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@andriaperry (61134)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Oct 17
I totally agree with you
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@NJChicaa (47452)
• United States
9 Oct 17
There are some people here who expect nothing but agreement and positive feedback on whatever they post. It is really absurd. If you are going to put your thoughts/opinions out there, be prepared for whatever type of reaction they generate--positive OR negative. To threaten to block or report someone for disagreeing with or questioning you is insane.
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@andriaperry (61134)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Oct 17
If one person constantly tells you that you are wrong, no matter what you say and they are stressing you out, its time to block that person, in my opinion.
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@NJChicaa (47452)
• United States
10 Oct 17
@andriaperry sure. Anyone can block whoever they want for whatever reason. I got blocked by someone for saying that Gatorade wasn't a health drink. There are some people who post here who are entirely too sensitive about responses that they get. They threaten to report and block simply for responses that question what they post or that may disagree with them. I'm sure Admin is too smart to go along with that nonsense. If people want to block me for any reason, I won't care. Live and let live is my motto for people, other mammals, and even insects.
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@andriaperry (61134)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Oct 17
@NJChicaa I remember that comment from you but I forgot who it was now, oh well. I have learned if I don`t like the comment simply delete it, end of story.
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• United States
9 Oct 17
I will only apologize if its a miscommunication, but I will not apologize for my honestly or my personal opinion. If the individual or people do not like it, they don't have to communicate with me or better yet, go ahead they could block me. You are absolutely correct. Some people only think of one way and that's it.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
10 Oct 17
I agree if the people who get offended would communicate with whoever offended them instead of jumping to conclusions it would be much better. But they don't.
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• United States
10 Oct 17
@thislittlepennyearns Yes, sometimes miscommunications happen. However, many post in hopes people will agree to their discussion. But, there are times we may not. That is completely fine. I post knowingly someone can or may say something opposite of my thoughts which is fine, they can enlighten me as I could be wrong (if thats what the discussion is about), or show me a different perspective but doesn't mean I have to agree as well. But theres no such thing as right or wrong to a discussion. :)
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
11 Oct 17
@infatuatedbby I honestly could care less if people agree or disagree with me. But to call our someone and say they were being intentionally hurt full just because you don't like my views is stupid.
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@Courtlynn (55286)
• United States
9 Oct 17
Never apologize, unless its said in a very mean way. And even then, it's your choice.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
9 Oct 17
I think people are too small minded and forget that this is a place to express ourselves.
@Courtlynn (55286)
• United States
9 Oct 17
@thislittlepennyearns that can be said about people in general.. but do have to take in consideration HOW we say things. As the way things are worded can be the problem. Not exactly what we want to say. You know?
@sharon6345 (142173)
• United States
9 Oct 17
I think i speak my mind just as most others do. But I find that when some people speak with no care to hurting others it's wrong. I have seen a few comments that I thought was rude. I passed them by. I also felt that some on my post were not called for. I passed them by. I was blocked by some who I felt was rude to me. I think when you want to be honest with someone it's perfectly ok. But when you lack concern to how what your saying might come across. Your borderline rude. That is for anyone who feels speaking their is just that. hurting someone's feelings is not nice.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
10 Oct 17
They are not speaking with no care. They are voicing an opinion and speaking with truth . People get offended because they don't agree with what the person said.
@TRBRocks420 (84361)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Oct 17
I am not bothered by what others say, but I also will not put up with rude behavior or negative behavior.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
9 Oct 17
I agree that there is a line, but ive noticed several people that complain over the littlest disagreement. I appreciate people who have different tastes then me . ive learned a ton from users, you included.
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@Scrapper88 (1332)
• United States
9 Oct 17
I am glad that everybody does not have the same way of thinking as I do.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
9 Oct 17
The world would be so dull if we all liked the same things
@LeaPea2417 (22412)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Oct 17
I do understand what you are saying.
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 17
A few times, yes. I guess some people are just oversensitive that they're prone to that kind of attitude. I never pay much attention, to be honest.
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
9 Oct 17
It's a very common thing here in mylot. Mylot is a community with diverse culture and not everybody has the same opinion about something. And just because we state our own opinion doesn't mean we are fighting with anybody else. Some people misunderstand that thinking that we all should share the same opinion. Being honest here could sometimes mean being rude to others. I've been blocked several times for just saying what's on my mind.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
9 Oct 17
Ive been blocked and told that I have a nasty attitude . I don't have a nasty attitude I'm just honest blunt and speak mind
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
9 Oct 17
@thislittlepennyearns I've been told the same.
@andriaperry (61134)
• Anniston, Alabama
9 Oct 17
I have learned who is sensitive here and how to respond to that person so not to hurt their feelings, mostly the elders, and I have learned who thinks there way is the only way and will fight you to hell about it, when I know all the time they are full of it I have only seen one that was very wrong and I wrote about it. I hope that woman reported a few of those people about those comments! Ain`t nobody perfect. I have started skipping the discussions that are risky for receiving " the blessing the person out for making their own decisions just because in their eyesight its wrong." But since I have blocked a few know it all`s on here I am so much happier because I am not being told daily I am wrong.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
10 Oct 17
I have started doing the same. I don't need the added drama of people on my lot being whiney because they don't agree with something I've said lol
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@dodoazo (21607)
• Philippines
9 Oct 17
I was terribly downgraded when I was told that I was wrong. We're here to share our thoughts but not to pin down of our shortcomings. I gave my side and minded them not anymore.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
10 Oct 17
How were you downgraded? Just because someone thinks differently than you.
@maezee (33941)
• United States
9 Oct 17
I have to wonder what counts as an attack to somee. A disagreement or truly an attack? I think there is definitely a difference. But if there is bullying going on I havent seen it. But I sure wouldnt put up with it if I experienced it here.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
9 Oct 17
I have never been attacked nor attacked someone. I think people just need thicker skin sometimes. I know that probably sounds rude but in some cases I think it's true