Originally Posted by elfie
So we are a Waldorf family and it has been wonderful in so many aspects of our lives....I could go on and on about it.
But my point here is to say I have respect for Alexanders views. I do not believe he is coming from a hateful state of mind at all. He is stating what he came away with from the information he has gathered. The same information hit a different cord with me than me, but such is the world!
I think that this discussion thread has been a good one of great dignity for the most part ---- I've read a lot that have been horribly mean-spirited and I appreciate a good natured debate.
As with all things in life - - learn as much as you can about something, it's either going to sit well for you or not!
I agree with you. This thread includes several examples of disagreements that did not get nasty, although they could have.
Someone on Mothering had a great signature line:
"breath in, breath out, repeat"
When I find myself suffering from an excess of indignation I find it truly excellent advice. It is also a good thing to use as a response if you get hit with an outraged e-mail from someone. I tried it once (elsewhere) during the lead up to the election when everyone was screaming. The person who had written a truly angry, nasty e-mail and got my single line response, came back with a friendly return e-mail, basically thanking me for having a sense of humor.
But it ain't easy...
I have noticed that I am most likely to go overboard and get rude when I have a sneaking feeling I'm at least partially in the wrong about something. Brings on the self-righteousness every time!