"Is it a full moon? End of summer blues? "

  1. "What's up? " Lots of petty and not so petty bickering on

    this BB. We used to enjoy each others' differences , or at

    least tolerate them. We didn't find it necessary to critisise

    them or to "set them straight." If we didn't like what the

    other person was saying, we ignored it.

    Is the moon full? End of summer blues? Summer come and gone and vacation wasn't what you'd hoped it would be? Back to school tensions and stress? Anniversary of 9-11 coming up? Labor Day weekend and nothing planned? The country is preparing to bomb Iraq during the holidays? What is it?



    What's got us at each others' throats?

    Take a deep breath and lets practice diplomacy and simple courtesy.

    Lets' get our sharing, fun and informative board back.
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   rebelwaclause
    PRN, I wanted to start a thread that addressed what you've said here, but couldn't find the words to say it. Thank you for your eloquence.

    I can't call it. Seems like when I first got here not to long ago, I posted some OUTLANDISH (in retrospect!) stuff, that some of our more experienced posters patiently and tactfully "loved" me into redemption. It seems that every little noun and verb is now scrutinized, and there's a general feeling of if you don't see things "my way" than all hell to you.

    Maturity has something to do with it. Self-righteousness another. But the bottom line is to treat people the way you want to be treated. I guess that would assume that people know how they want to be treated.

    Whatever the case...

    I love your ending line:

    "What's got us at each others' throats? Take a deep breath and lets practice diplomacy and simple courtesy. Lets' get our sharing, fun and informative board back."

    If you don't mind, it will now be my quote.
  4. by   Fgr8Out
    AMEN!!!!

    Turn the other cheek.

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

    Ummmm... can anyone think up anymore of these sappy (but appropriate) words of wisdom????

    Let's think before we type... find the REAL reason we feel out of sorts... concentrate on that before lashing out at others who may be struggling with their own troubles (and who are most likely NOT the original source of our frustrations). And, when we feel the trouble IS a member here... PM them and discuss your individual issues privately. Airing these squabbles on the boards detracts from the reason for this site... to discuss Nursing issues, cheer at our triumphs and vent our frustrations regarding this Profession we're all members of.

    ::Adjusting my Pollyanna pink and white candy striped pinafore::

    Peace
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Hmmm I guess I am clueless. I don't see meanness here. I do see people interested in making their points (sometimes vehemently, yes), and if we disagree, I see nothing wrong w/that. As long as we don't attack each other, just the IDEA, it's ok by me. Maybe I am missing what thread this occured in?
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i am in agreement with your post and will so initiate the start of a closure to what ever is wrong.

    glad to see that some of what i am feeling is what others are feeling/thingking too.
  7. by   Mkue
    more often threads start out on a serious mature matter and seem to go off into sillyland

    i don't have much time to visit anymore so it's probably for the best.

    "student nursing" rocks !!!
    and i do hope things get back to how they used to be for you guys and gals.

    marie

  8. by   Jenny P
    HMMMM, I must have missed it too! I'm in agreement with keeping the BB civil; but haven't seen what caused this thread. Must have been something that happened while I was working......

    Having been a member here for almost 2 years; there are times when tempers flare or people get on each others' nerves; but on the whole the members usually try to get along. I agree, please don't ruin the BB by airing your anger in public here, you can PM each other to straighten out your differences.
  9. by   BadBird
    Did I miss something? I don't think anyone is uncivil, well mabey I didn't read all the posts.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I think too, our points get across differently online than in person. Perhaps growing a think skin and remembering our IRL worlds are there when things get bad here would be helpful when feelings get hurt. That and abstaining from offensive threads and/or posts. JMO....
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    debbie hi, what is irl? should i know?
  12. by   RN-PA
    I was thinking IRL might mean "In Real Life"...
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by rn-pa
    i was thinking irl might mean "in real life"...
    thanks!
  14. by   rebelwaclause
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    Hmmm I guess I am clueless. I don't see meanness here. I do see people interested in making their points (sometimes vehemently, yes), and if we disagree, I see nothing wrong w/that. As long as we don't attack each other, just the IDEA, it's ok by me. Maybe I am missing what thread this occured in?
    Hi SmilingBluEyes. I think vehement turns into its definition of bitterly antagonistic. This is where posts turn into personal tests of wills and simple disagreements turn ugly. And you've lead me to think, if you and others view this BB as "mean-less", maybe its the reader (me) who brings a level of attitude while reading, turning simple disagreements into acts of war. (I hope that made sense). Thanks for getting me thinking.

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