I get that today’s society is all about networking. Social and otherwise. I understand that humans are social creatures. But . . .
I have read tons of blogs. Some of them from start to finish, literally. I have read thousands of comments left by blog readers as well as comments left on journalism and other news organization sites and posts on numerous forums. I was at one time a forum moderator.
When this blog was started I agonized over whether to allow comments. I love a good philosophical debate and conversations with someone of a different mind than mine are relished. What I cannot abide is when a debate or conversation turns in a series of hurled insults and infantile name calling. After reading so many user comments from other sites, I decided I wasn’t going to allow comments at this time. And frankly that disheartens me. I so enjoy a good intellectual conversation. There is much to be learned in this world.
Now, I’m not saying that I have thousands, hundreds, or even tens of readers. I really don’t know. I don’t track statistics. For the purpose of this writing outlet, it’s not necessary or warranted at this time. Things may change in the future.
At this point, I want to avoid the trolling. Maybe, I’m writing this because I realize that I need to avoid it not by insulating myself from it, but learning how to cope with it when it happens. I am human.