Friday, July 21, 2006

It's Friday!!!

What a Friday it is too. The rest of the world is hot as hell and South Florida is nice temp wise, but rainy as all hell. Work has no phones right now, but does still have internet. How is that for cool? No work, lots of play!
The week has sucked on many personal levels and been great on so many others. Sometimes you find yourself cursed no matter what you do and it is best to do your own thing instead. I have let many people down over the last fortnight. I think I have betrayed some people from their perspective even, but I promise I have not. When friend wars with friend, sometimes it is better to sit on your own. The casualties on both sides will be friends of mine whom I care about.
Sometimes it is better to let your foes show their own faults, rather than jumping upon them for the thrill of spite. One person yelling alone is an asshole. Two people yelling is a fight. It cannot be a fight without both parties equally taking part.
I am not speaking about Israel and Lebanon right now. The waring sides know.

7 comments:

missouri-lisa said...

Kan:

This week was a learning experience. That's how I view it.

The good thing about friends, is that you can disagree and still love them.

My family is Italian. Have you ever been in an Italian household?? We fight like cats and dogs during the day, and hug and kiss as we say goodbye.

The love is always there!

kanrei said...

Hi (Real) Lisa!

This week certainly has. Glad to see you here.
I reacted badly to Many's saying he was sorry to see me back. Honestly, with the persepction everyone has, I don't blame that response on reflection. Tell him I am sorry for being uncharacteristically rude. I know I am rude, but went farther than normal, please.

missouri-lisa said...

Kan:

I didn't see the exchange between you and Many so I can't comment on it.

I truly believe you should go and apologize yourself. I don't care what he thinks about you being there...he is largely overshadowed by those of us who would welcome your return.

I don't find you rude...I find you passionate about issues that get carried away...just like all of us!!

missouri-lisa said...

Kan:

I didn't see the exchange between you and Many so I can't comment on it.

I truly believe you should go and apologize yourself. I don't care what he thinks about you being there...he is largely overshadowed by those of us who would welcome your return.

I don't find you rude...I find you passionate about issues that get carried away...just like all of us!!

missouri-lisa said...

Ok...I'm a dork. I didn't check to see if I posted that before I did it again!

Gal said...

I like the idea of: agree to disagree but not be disagreeable. You can fight like cats and dogs with someone and still not be disagreeable with a capital D. In other words, you can attack the person's ideas without attacking them--their character or integrity. I've learned the hard way over the years that there are some things that can be said in the heat an argument/battle, that can hurt a relationship in ways that are hard to heal. When I say those kinds of things I am usually just being mean for the sake of being mean, not for the sake of the argument. We're all human though, and, um, stuff happens. :-)

Gal said...

When I say those kinds of things I am usually just being mean for the sake of being mean, not for the sake of the argument.

should read: When I say those kinds of things, I am usually doing it just for the sake of being mean and not for the sake of making a valid point for my argument.