JamesValEson, on Dec 20 2006, 12:41 PM, said:
That's so outlandish that it's rediculous. The person or persons wo came up with that need to see a counselor, 'cause they have some Major issues, and I don't just mean that as an insult. If someone is so....I don't know how to describe it, bent out of shape over something like that, then they really do have major issues.
PS: Raina: I think with alot of the types who fixate on such trivial things, they likely have nothing else to truly gripe about, at least anything that they can really affect, and so they start coming up with these strange new causes. That's all I can think of as to the 'Why' of it.
But there are so much better
things to fight for than that. Even if they've had a cushy life, why worry so much about how something is spelled? If you're going to change the world, go fight hunger, or poverty, or any number of other things. If you feel overwhelemed by that, go down and volunteer time at a hospital or senior citizens center or or teaching illiterate adults to read or anything useful
We have the power to effect alot more than we give ourselves credit for. If you ever go spend even a little time at a nursing home just to visit with some of the patients who don't have family coming, you can see how much you can make a difference. That's why these people bother me so much. They spend so much just time and energy and only manage to annoy most people when they can use that time and energy for something that matters. What makes it worse, in my experiance the people who put so much time/energy into being offended by dumb stuff also get annoyed with you if you make the suggestion that they actually get off their butt and help someone who needs it.
We have fourty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse -- Rudyard Kipling
Develop compassion for your enemies, that is genuine compassion. Limited compassion cannot produce this altruism. -- H. H. the Dalai Lama