hippieguy1954 wrote: wolftigerrosebud wrote:
Octal wrote:The Dead had a segment every show for meandering free-form music ("Space"), therefore this forum should have a thread for meandering free-form discussion. I would start such a thread, but I have a feeling it would fall faster than a lead zeppelin (...or maybe not?).
It's difficult for something truly sublime to happen in normal conversations anyway.
I'm actually part of a different forum where the majority of people retain a totally positive, accepting, and free-form feel. When negativity arises, we all respond to it with love. It's a virtuous cycle. This forum has struck me as surprisingly tight-assed for a forum about the Grateful Dead. All three threads I've participated in in this "Everything Else" subforum have quickly devolved into bickering, haughty opinions, and separateness, despite other people's efforts to respond to these things with compassion and acceptance.
Every forum has its own feel. If members don't make an effort to keep things positive, there's going to be negativity, like what happened in this thread with individual people being called out (I'm indirectly calling that guy out right now LOL) and lots of judgment and shit. So whatever, I'm just gonna go to that other forum and keep using this one for the valuable technical info. This section of it blows, and my attempts at influencing it positively have either failed or been totally ignored.
I don't see or feel any hostility! Maybe a couple of pranksters! All in good fun, man. Maybe you are reflecting on yourself?
lol dude it's so phony how you put those smiley face emoticons after you say something really pointed and nasty like that. just reeks of disingenuity.
are you kidding? you don't see or feel any hostility? c'mon dude, that's a bald-faced lie. the only rational reason to have said something like that is to be able to justify the logic of telling me i'm projecting in the next sentence. unless you just forgot about it or something, which i don't really buy; there's been negativity all over this thread. a couple of pages ago there was that guy talking about what a bunch of squares/assholes we all were and how he'd really really hate to trip with us. i quote: "'I'm pretty sure taking acid with everybody thats posted on this thread would lead to a "bad trip". Or like a personal trip to hell. Except wolftigerrosebud. I sense understanding of a powerful key in that one."
That's... uh... that's not negative to you? lol. Fuckin' a, dude. How much more negative must it get than someone telling you that being around you in when they were in a sensitive and open state of mind would be like a personal trip to hell
for them? Wow. I don't have to project to see any negativity in that. It kind of jumps out at you, no?
great post beaner.
At least when Burns was posting his shit it was honestly
negative. It wasn't negativity wrapped in bullshit. Negativity is just a part of life, and though I don't particularly relish it and try to avoid it when I can, I accept it for what it is. But I find lies offensive.
Anyway, this is getting fucking ridiculous. Done participating in or looking at this thread. What a failure! But I'll learn from my mistakes. Pick the people with whom I choose to engage more carefully...