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I know this.
You make this public, again. It is your choice. I say it because I think it could have also been sent in private. I am not objecting. It does however feel like you may by trying to "one-up" me or something. Feel free to correct me on that - indeed I invite and welcome you to do so.
Alright, bbb, have a look at my posts and writings. The house is Mother Earth. The planet. I say this in my writings about economics - that is what I am most learned on. An economy is management of one's house. It may not be what is taught but when I went beyond what was taught to me (for close to 20 years) then I found that that is the foundation of economics. Eco translates to house. I have said it many many times: if one wishes to speak/write of the world economy then the house (foundation) is planet Earth.
This has been my whole thing Bren.
The team is humanity. All of humanity. All of it. The rottenness that exists and the goodness that exists. It is why I have been willing to remain a 'voice in the wilderness'. I do not want the power to change the whole world. I maintain my ability to... well... be one voice. One voice in close to eight billion. It is a key reason why I posted that list of items which I am thankful for. So many in this world do not have even a small percentage of what I have. Many children under five have died in the time I have taken to write this post. I do not say it to express guilt but rather to express gratitude -- for what I have. Argh man. I could write an essay (as people have called them) on 'a house divided against itself cannot stand'. One way longer than the post you are now reading.
How to conclude this? I am a lone voice in the wilderness. I aint complaining about that. I can say that I have maintained a speck of humanity, within myself. I have not insulted anyone or reciprocated on that level. I think the same applies to you. On my end, I simply tell people that that is their choice i.e. to insult or belittle or what-have-you. I believe that I have maintained a speck of integrity on here. That is what I aim to maintain, and then build on. I have stayed passionate about sustainability all throughout. My failures are far more obvious (and probably numerous) than my successes. That actually does not even matter - at least not right now. Have I stayed true to myself? My one word answer to that is yes. The 'house' present within yours truly is not divided. It remains intact. So, well, that's all.
All the best,
Seeing as you moved things to posting on my wall, I figured to follow suit. You posted the first lines to a nursery rhyme. I will write my own words to you. As surprising as it may seem after reading, I do so in the spirit of friendliness. It may be that I am the one individual on here that is sincere about doing so i.e. being friendly.
The first point is your ability to be devil's advocate (which you describe to be 'excellent'.. so to speak). It begs the question: where does that leave me... or anyone else who interacts with you? It is a question of energy rather than anything else. I am not against you when I raise this question. As mentioned above, I may in fact be the sole individual who is... well... a friend – or friendly enough to be honest with you. Otherwise, what kind of friendship could it ever be?
You press and you press... and you press more. I mean, "devil's advocate" is aptly worded – it is only Satan who is left to 'advocate' for. That is your choice i.e. as it is with each and every last one of us. By the same token, I am unsure how much I can continue being connected to you i.e. here on Wireclub. You see what I mean? Who could ever be interested in staying connected to someone who is self-described as a devil's advocate – and with a sense of pride no less?
Your surname initial, at least by what you show on Facebook, is not b. I dunno man. Y’know what I’m saying? Is it interference on Wireclub for the sake of interfering? I cannot get my head around it. You publicly state (months ago now) that it is time to get vaccinated and someone asked you the other week if you are vaccinated “Nah not yet” was your reply. This is all just duplicity, plain and simple.
Instead of connecting with you – which I would love to do – it feels as if one is compelled to do whatever necessary or possible(!) to avoid being sucked into some mr. bbb vortex. I am trying to connect with you man. Not looking to put you down or anything. It is just that… well… with the devil’s advocate thing and the duplicity… how may I put it… that is becoming an increasingly remote possibility. You have to know by now that I am not in the business of blocking anyone on here. I have, heartbreakingly, unfriended people. My contact settings, however, are set to open i.e. for everyone. That carries on. I, at least for one around here, am open to communications.
I may have once taken it all too seriously but not any more. I remain passionate and environmental sanity remains important but one person is only able to do so much. So? I let others do their thing and, here, have even defended that right - not only for myself but for all.