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Not Always.

I'm not too keen on "mass gestures", because, hey, my feelings get in the way. But I do respond to some with a counter-gesture, depending on who they come from...
jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 51-55, M 6 Responses May 1, 2011

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I'm the same make a gesture on merit of story,comment or because I think a gesture would show them some one cares

I used to see both sides, Sierra33, but I changed my tune because I see mass gestures as being impersonal. When I want to hug a friend, I send that specific friend a hug, not my entire circle. It's just so impersonal imo with a mass gesture. I think, too, it says a lot when one is willing to take the time to select and send a gesture or greeting card, or whatever, to a friend. The unspoken message is: "Hey, I care about you!" At least, I want my friends to know that I am thinking about them and caring about them<br />
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Jimmy - I can understand responding to some mass gestures, depending on who they come from. It's not my favorite method of sending gestures, but I can see why people would respond to some of them. I didn't mean to pooh-pooh all mass gestures - only the ones I receive! lol

guilty! i have done it a few times but it didn't feel right. i only did it when i knew i wasn't gonna be around and had very little time to do anything. i guess i just thought it's better than being totally absent for a day or so. sowwy :/

I see both sides. I reply to all of them if I catch it and remember to do it. I sometimes get so caught up in a conversation with someone I let everything else slide... :( I figure someone thought enough to click on a gesture and I don't mind being one out of a bunch. I'm just happy they thought to do something nice.....instead of being all grumpy, angry or mean. :)

I fully respect that decision, Vignette, just as I see your logic in that as well... Even more logic than in my own little story here, come to think of it.

I've done that a few times - but no more. I figure if someone wants to gesture me, then they will, and will not lump me in with a hundred others. At least, that is how I treat my friends. I know everyone is different and has different reasons for doing what they do. I'm just saying mass gestures are not for me.