Joining the Club

I'm joining, too.  Isn't Ep supposed to be a place you share experiences with others who are similar?  If you don't like it, you don't have to be a part of it.  Go find someone who thinks and believes the way you do, but keep your rude and obnoxious comments to yourself.

I must admit that I don't really know the others in this group, but I will look into their stories out of respect and admiration.  It is for this same reason I joined here, to stand up and say I am proud to be me and wouldn't change it for anything, or trade lives with anyone.

I can't say I have been treated like the others who have posted here, but I can relate.  Shortly after joining EP I met a person who seemed to want friendship as I did.  Then, without reason, I was out of their circle and had to ask why.  No reasonable explanation was given, so I can only assume it was something I wrote or revealed about myself.

Now, this is not a loss for me, because I really don't need friends that are so shallow anyway.  But it's the idea of not saying anything, just cutting everything off like I did some heinous act or something.

I joined for my own reasons, and I like it here.  I enjoy sharing my experiences and I'm not going to try and be something I'm not.  There are too many times in life that we have to conceal parts of our true selves.  Here is a place to reveal everything.

I really feel that this helps us to know ourselves better, to grow and to understand who we really are.  It also shows us that we are not alone in the way we are and that others have also done similar things.

Right or wrong, good or bad, this is not a court and you are not the jury or the judge.  This is Experience Project, a place to share experiences, to be open and be able to be oneself.  If you share anything with us, welcome, if not, well to each their own.

One last thing I want to say.  I learned a long time ago that some people, I will refer to them as losers, are so pathetic in real life that the only way they can be great in their own eyes and the eyes of other losers, is to cut someone who is better than them down.

They are the people who live in a fantasy world where they are king-crap and everyone should bow down to them.  When these people face obvious superiority, they become angry, they become offensive, and they become threatened.  They react by saying untrue things, by putting the other down, and by trying to impress upon another that they are better.

But all you really do is to prove to everyone that you are a loser.  The only people you can impress are bigger losers than yourself.  So, do us all a favor, and just keep your mouth shut and your true identity a secret, then no one but you will know your a loser.

As for me, I am not insecure about who I am, I do not feel guilty about anything I have done, and I do not judge others for being human and living.  I will continue to be who I am, and I will not lie or conceal it for someones approval. I will share my experiences with anyone who cares to share them and I will share in theirs and we will have a wonderful experience.

You can either join us or not, but don't judge us till you have faced your final judgment... then, if your found perfect, come and let us know to our faces.

darknight darknight
46-50, M
8 Responses Aug 9, 2008

It does hurt, thanks for commenting, lunnas. I think a lot of us can just pass right by and not be affected, but there are times when it does cut deeper. And, there are those who are just so much more prone to this and it's for them that I'm concerned.

its sad to be judged it hurts too i know <br />

Thank you, everyone.<br />
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Dumbblonde1, we do have to take the good and the bad in stride. The good is always easy but the bad can be a bitter mouthful to swallow, but if we let them get to us, then we let them control us and our happiness, both here, and in our daily lives.

couldn't of said it better myself. You do know how to express your feelings and thoughts in words. Like all of your stories I have enjoyed this one as well. Maybe the losers will read and get a hint.

Agreed, Darknight.

Thank you IWM, I agree whole heartedly that we not only share our experiences, but we can also grow and evolve by sharing others. In fact, isn't this how learn? We go to school with kids ideas about life, and graduate not by judging our teachers, but by listening and having the courage to change.

Darknight, you've beautifully expressed the essence of EP and this group. <br />
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I'm open to differing opinions, and often learn something from them. An opinion is neither right nor wrong. <br />
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As you say: "don't judge us till you have faced your final judgment... then, if your found perfect, come and let us know to our faces."

Thanks willofsteel, and your so cute when your riled... well from a safe distance. LOL