An apology to anyone I have offended or been an ass to.

An apology to anyone I have offended or been an ass to.

This is a discussion on An apology to anyone I have offended or been an ass to. within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Looking up this definition of apology, I found the following; ” a regretful acknowledgment of an offensive or failure”. Over the course of time, I ...

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    An apology to anyone I have offended or been an ass to.

    Looking up this definition of apology, I found the following;

    ” a regretful acknowledgment of an offensive or failure”.

    Over the course of time, I have come to realize I have some personality issues that need to be addressed that not only cause offense and hurt for other people, but also harm myself.

    I have been aware of this for sometime, and I suppose, according to what I have read on the topic may stem from certain environmental or emotional injuries in early developmental stages.
    I have issues with being unnecessarily confrontational, anger, impulsive actions of thought and speech, and at times just being a general ass.

    None the less, there is no excuse, and it is not who I want to be. But it is a real ongoing struggle.

    Having said that, what I really want to say is I am sorry for any harsh words I have had with members here on this forum, and I sincerely mean that.

    I find this to be a much harder and painful thing to do than I originally thought.
    Admitting failure is a hard, emotional pill for me to swallow.
    But to be the person I want to be, I have got to start somewhere.

    Thank you for reading and hopefully understanding.
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    I don't do things that feel unnatural to me so I will not be joining you on this journey of kindness, if you feel the need to backslide I will be happy to trade barbs and insults with you while you regroup, good luck on the kinder, gentler , G'Man
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    I had many of the same issues you speak of GMan. For years I was pretty much aware of what I was doing but with no understanding of how I got to where I was. Somewhere along the line I became interested in Zen Buddhism and I did a lot of reading and eventually began rather clumsily to practice Insight Meditation. I'm certainly no expert and I most certainly won't preach but I can say meditation has resulted in some really hard, sometimes painful looks at myself and has helped me understand much of what made me tick and, hopefully I'm a little easier to be around, or at least a little less hurtful than I used to be. Awareness is a good step toward some positive change.

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    I haven’t noticed any problems. Sometimes I think on the internet, things are interpreted differently than people intend, but overall, I think people just need to not be offended so easily.
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    I never noticed a problem with your posts.

    Just keep saying what you think.

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    I applaud your courage Glockman. I too suffer from anger issues at times. Mine stem from past experiences, hardships, guilt...etc. etc. The easiest one to "blame" is others. It takes courage and humility to look at ourselves and deal with such issues. Not sure where you are in your faith and I don't want to sound like I'm "Bible thumping", but what I do is pray...plain and simple discussion with God. Nothing fancy, no fancy words...just ask God to take away that anger, one day at a time. Again...FOR ME...it helps me get through the day.

    Again...thanks for sharing.
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    I'm not as regular as I want to be on here, but you have been more than helpful to me!
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    I block people like that. I only have 1 person blocked here, and you are not it.

    Besides, the jabs weed out the snowflakes who probably shouldn't own a gun anyway, such a violent peacenik group!
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    I'm not as regular as I want to be on here, but you have been more than helpful to me!
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    I’d certainly hope that nobody would take any messages posted on a gun message board to heart enough to be offended in the first place.

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    I have not seen the posts that you are talking about. If you have a thin skin you don't belong on the Forum or the internet. I wish you well on your journey to over come the problem or situation you fell you have. None of us are perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Specializedjon View Post
    I applaud your courage Glockman. I too suffer from anger issues at times. Mine stem from past experiences, hardships, guilt...etc. etc. The easiest one to "blame" is others. It takes courage and humility to look at ourselves and deal with such issues. Not sure where you are in your faith and I don't want to sound like I'm "Bible thumping", but what I do is pray...plain and simple discussion with God. Nothing fancy, no fancy words...just ask God to take away that anger, one day at a time. Again...FOR ME...it helps me get through the day.

    Again...thanks for sharing.
    Same here! All of the above. After years of the same issues and being a believer, regular Bible reader. I realized God has given me the strength to stop it. Praying is the key, but you also have to take that step, which you just have.
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