Do you always express your true feelings when responding to discussions?

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@freesoul (3022)
Egypt
January 22, 2007 9:06pm CST
Or you just make things up? or maybe you write things as what you would want it to be? I'm not talking about people who answer as many discussions as possible just for the money and don't care about what they actually write.. there are many good people here who shares their true feelings and experiences but I noticed that some people try to always look "perfect" although they still helping others but they don't want to talk much about their "true self".. As for me, sometimes I feel uncomfortable answering some discussions so I pass them even though I believe they are very good.. I just don't feel comfortable talking about some things even to strangers and I don't want to make up any stories just to get another point .. Do you do the same?
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• United States
23 Jan 07
I only respond to those dicussions I feel I can actually add something in. There are certain ones that are good, but like you, I just don't feel comfortable enough or know enough about the topic to answer it. I try to be me on here. I like the money I make, but I don't do anything different just to get it.
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@freesoul (3022)
• Egypt
23 Jan 07
Exactly, It's always good to be yourself and if you have nothing to say or not comfortable telling your true feeling just move on .. thank you for sharing your feelings here :)
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I totally agree! I am always honest..and why wouldn't any of us be? It is not like we actually know eachother.
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@patrice7 (1192)
• United States
24 Jan 07
yes me too!. i only respond to discussions that i can relate to and that which i can understand and have experience about. anyway i always tell how i really feel about a thing because my i wouldnt want to stop and think of a story to tell and anything.. i also am a bad liar so i guess id better tell the truth. and its always good to know that the opinions that are being shared by you are being appreciated and are being replied too.
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• India
23 Jan 07
i respond to those discussion which i feel i can... i tried to share as much information in accordance with the topic as i can.... i think if u will respond faithfully to a discussion it will also increase the quality of the discussion n earning n rating r secondary things which will increase automatically if ur contributing positively to mylot.....
• India
23 Jan 07
I'm having an hobby in mylot that i never put response to all the discussions i come across. I read the whole topic and then decide whether to add my content or not. Wherever I give a response it will be of my past experiences or the feelings from my heart and it will be in a way which I behave to people/friends.
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@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I only answer to those of which I know I can give a point and I am aware of. I always try my best to make it more understandable and give my best to response to it. I also pass on those discussions who I think will not be of good benefit to me, and I skip to those who keeps on posting and flooding discussions that ignores and does not react to the comments of the respondents.
@flikkenni (537)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 07
Of course i express my true feeling when i responding to discussion. I agree with you that we are here is to share opinion not only to just earning money. I really get sick by people who just want to post as many as they want and they don't care about their response is it worth or no. I always answer for the question that i can answer, but when I read the response and see the answer from others and when i see there are good answers have been post, I won't response again in the discussion as it has answered. I really appreciate when someone response in my discussion and they really share their opinion and their thought in my discussion. Maybe i can rate them + or maybe make them as best response as they have response with response from their true feeling.
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@darckj (885)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
when i open mylot page, i search for those discussions which i can post my opinion and views freely.. i do not respond to anything i cant relate to.. i always pass the discussions about a person of another country because i do not know him.. sometimes, topic on parenting is just something for me to read.. sometimes i reply to some, but most of the time, i feel i am not in the authority to post in there because i am not yet a parent and i don't have an idea on that..
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@darckj (885)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
one thing more, it is nice to read on topics cause they can give you an idea a little of anything-- parenting, job-related and world events!
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@freesoul (3022)
• Egypt
23 Jan 07
Yes this is a good point about parenting, me too i read such topics and never respond to it.. some of it interest me for the future sake and although i may have some ideas from what i hear around but I don't feel that I should say something I'm not sure of.
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
hi there.. well everytime that i respond to a discussion, i make sure that i was expressing everything that i wished to say, weather they would take it or leave it, at least they hear my piece. I think you cannot blame people when they brought up even their personal stories because its their choice, some really longs for advice, and if its really true then that person sees a lot of point of views that might have helped her in the process... I think we have the choice if we would like to pass certain issues, if its just too hot to handle, then move on to the other posts. And making up stories is still hard to tell, because were doing everthing here virtually, hardly known each and every users, so we really dont know.... Jus keep on posting and have a great time alright? ^_^ Thanks a bunch....
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@freesoul (3022)
• Egypt
23 Jan 07
Ok, thank you for sharing your views and thought and not passing this discussion and moving on :)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I do write my true feelings while posting. When Im here at mylot, i make most of my time by posting as much as I can so I dont have any time to make up stories and pretend. Whatever goes in my mind first, that's what I answer. And I guess that should go for everyone. Its not nice to pretend.
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@freesoul (3022)
• Egypt
23 Jan 07
This is good to always say what's on your mind without pretending, unfortunately this is not the same for many people here in mylot :(
@xphile777 (428)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Not just here on mylot, but anywhere and to anyone, I always tell the truth. I can't stand liars and lying. I don't reply to a discussion if I don't want to. There are thousands of discussions on mylot, so I can always find a discussion I want to repond to, and lying isn't necessary.
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@freesoul (3022)
• Egypt
23 Jan 07
Exactly how i feel about it, if I'm not comfortable answering one discussion i just go and find another one .
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I answer discussions the best way I could and sometimes my feelings do get involved, it just can't be avoided. There are some discussions though that are more of a general knowledge type, and to that I simply answer with facts and I don't feel anything at all.
@freesoul (3022)
• Egypt
23 Jan 07
Yes, it's good to let your feelings get involved and not pretend to be someone else or to just answer to general knowledge discussions all of the time.
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@not4me (1711)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I agree that some people try to take the moral high ground on here but as for me personally I always speak my mind. I try not to be rude to people but I always speak my mind. The only topics I avoid are ones where someone is obviously trying to ruffle people's feathers or if it looks like spam.
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@freesoul (3022)
• Egypt
23 Jan 07
Yes sometimes with spam or nonsense discussions it's hard to make balance between "speaking my mind" and "not being rude" so I just ignore the discussion instead of just write something I don't believe..
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• United States
23 Jan 07
I always express my true feelings. I would lose interest pretty quick pretending to be someone I'm not. That would get really old, and it isn't something that ever occurred to me to do. I agree that there are probably people doing that though.
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@freesoul (3022)
• Egypt
23 Jan 07
Yes, i hate it when i see people advising everyone and pretend to be perfect and never share their true feelings and life experiences.
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@opinder (420)
• India
24 Jan 07
i don't enter a discussion to tell a lie. there are times when i do not feel comfortable sharing my opinion or experience.....so i skip that discussion. in yet other cases, there has been said much already! so i don't see the point adding another tstimony to what is so apparent and clear. in discussions where people ask for help or advice, i give my true opinion based on my personal experience and life.
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
I choose discussions which i can relate to and have experience on it so i could have participated and share what i only know. this is a form of free speech, so whoever is welcome to post his response, whether he/she is not in his true self...
@vicky1 (240)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I do for what ever it is worth. No point in making something up or saying what you think the poster wants to hear. I think when you post on a forum that you have to accept the fact that not everyone will agree with you. If a person can't handle what is being said then a forum is not the place to be.
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@innechen (1321)
• Indonesia
24 Jan 07
Yes i do, i always response or posting based on my true feeling and experience in life, thats why i didnt make many posting because i've read many post that are similar to mine, so i just read the post and the response and then response to what i feel.sometimes i just read it
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• Sweden
24 Jan 07
Okey, first to answer your questioning title. Yes, I express my true feelings. I don't see why I shouldn't. An opinion is what you feel and if it's not your feelings then it's not your opinion. I don't always share private experiences, but I do sometimes, if I feel that it would make good in a certain discussion. If I don't want to share, I do like you do, I skip the discussion.
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• Pakistan
23 Jan 07
I almost always try to write my inside out! Here some times i am sucessful some times not!
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@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
23 Jan 07
i do always express my true feelings about the topics that I reply to or the ones that I create. If I do not have any feeling for a particular topic, then I will not reply or if I am not familiar with a certain topic. I do not think people should fake their feelings just to make some money on here. I want people to know how I feel about certain things. I am not afraid to express how I feel about something, whether others agree with my feelings or not.
@ms_fery (251)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I only response to those discussioons that get my interest and everytime i give responses i make it a point in telling my opinion and the way it should be, good or bad if they take my opinion as positive fine if not it is ok, besides thats what i feel and that is right thing for me. i dont make my self a perfect person but what i want to say is answering the discussions without a views is nonsense don;t you think so.
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