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Sometimes do you start typing a response and then you change your mind and think

"Screw that, what difference is it gonna make."

There has been plenty of occasions I feel like that. Whether I'm being nice or mean it doesn't matter. Sometimes it's just not worth the effort to engage with people no matter who they are.
SumKindaMunster · 51-55, M
Oh yeah. Cuz you know its gonna create a shitstorm of responses and you wonder, "why bother?"
SilkandLace2 · 41-45, M
[@622788,SumKindaMunster] where'd you find that?
SumKindaMunster · 51-55, M
[@1088744,SilkandLace2] Google. Just google "Herman Munster". I have a whole bunch of avatars I rotate at times...
SilkandLace2 · 41-45, M
[@622788,SumKindaMunster] very cool!
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
Yes I have. Especially on the political posts. Most of the time it just isn't worth it.
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[@78387,Stereoguy] A couple of days ago I posted a pic of Hulk with man bun. I thought it was funny and a couple of people made it political linking it to the capitol raid. Even a guy called me a trump supporter for posting that and I had no clue where he was coming from and I didn't care to know either. Engaging with stupidity will only aggravate it.
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
[@429468,ragingfire] Exactly! ☹️☹️☹️
Pinkstarburst · 51-55, F
I’ve done this many times. Sometimes silence is golden.
PerfectionOfTheHeart · 41-45, F
I actually just did that.

Was constructing a comment on a deep question someone asked and suddenly had this odd feeling. I refreshed the page and it was made clear by their responses to the comments already posted that it was best to keep my thoughts to myself. Universe helped me out a little there.

But I’ve backtracked with many people because sometimes getting just a portion of your thoughts out there is enough for you to expel what needs to leave you. You don’t need to get in the last word or make any point that you feel will ultimately fall on deaf ears. Sometimes you just need to delete, take a deep breath, and walk away to reserve your energy and time for better things.
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[@436944,PerfectionOfTheHeart] Couldn't have said it any better. Yep, and from their responses to others you could get and idea how they are gonna react to yours.

And this part is just golden

[quote]You don’t need to get in the last word or make any point that you feel will ultimately fall on deaf ears.[/quote]
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
Yeah sometimes you type a response and then half a paragraph in you think [quote]this m********a is never going to read beyond line one ![/quote]
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[@448576,Picklebobble2] I have stopped typing those paragraphs unless I engage in a constructive discussion with people like you. Some wouldn't even read and pick a line out of it and respond to that.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@429468,ragingfire] Yeah you have to pick your battles very carefully.
Two minutes of conversation and you can quickly realise how predictive text became a thong !
Rooster · M
Absolutely! Many times! I know exactly what you are saying.
Keepitsimple · 51-55, F
I’ve been getting really good at hitting the ignore messages button from people lately but I’ve been busy so my tolerance level for stupidity when I’m here now is very low which doesn’t help.
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[@11509,Keepitsimple] Thank God I'm not getting weird messages from creepy dudes trying to show me their imaginary wives and girlfriends. I made it clear in my about me and after that things have gotten much better.
Keepitsimple · 51-55, F
[@429468,ragingfire] I think they are the sex addicts at this point. The women won’t talk to them so they try to talk to men about sex.
SilkandLace2 · 41-45, M
Eh, sometimes, sometimes not; like you've replied to a few of the responses here, you kinda start to know when it's worth it and when it's not,, I still say never give up!!
Yes .. and would be better off if I did it even more
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[@710445,Stillwaiting] All the time these days. Now before I type I can imagine all the responses I'm about to get.
[@429468,ragingfire] More and more .. I'm just coming here less and less ..
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[@1149742,Natasha2020] You ain't losing much. I only know a handful of people who'd respond properly, rest just react.
[@429468,ragingfire] Back in my alleged guy life I was 1 helluva troll. Every now and agian I wanna play agian *laughs*.

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