Piece of mind. That is the topic Ramana and I will address this week. No, not the Iron Maiden album - the piece of mind that you give another when they have done something to offend one's (your) sensibilities. Let 'em have it with both barrels so to speak.
Our former LBC compatriot gave us a piece of her mind, telling us the following:
"I listed the three reasons I am leaving the LBC.
1. because the topics are all about death, injury, and aging, which I find morbid, and to me unacceptable.
2. because there is money being made by the consortium and I was disrespected by not being told that
3. And foremost, because you believe in inclusion, and therefore allow
an incredibly aggressive and in my opinion not mentally stable person to
attack one writer after the other."
Number 1 is simply inaccurate - several topics were simply song titles, Shakespearian titles and more.topics chosen simply from life. As topics wee made up by the three active(at the time) members, one must assume she thinks Ramana and I morbid and unacceptable. Fair enough.
Number 2 - money is being made by the consortium and she was disrespected by not being told. Well that is news to me - I have never made a pfennig from these posts - they are simply done for the fun of sharing and comparing opinions. I can say for sure that any lack of respect from me directed toward our former compatriot had/has NOTHING to do with money allegedly earned posting in the LBC and cheating her out of her share.
Number 3 - inclusion. We allow an aggressive, "mentally unstable" person to attack one writer after another. Life's a bitch. Then you die. Clearly despite her protests to the contrary, our former compatriot does not care for disagreement. With her. Her opinions. Fair enough. She is allowed to tiptoe through the tulip patch of life whenever, wherever and however she chooses. Personally I prefer even heated exchanges - they are fun and enlightening IMHO. I have crossed swords/fingers/words with that so-called aggressive, mentally unstable individual over the years. One person's fun is another person's awful experience.
The above represents piece of mind as offered by two individuals. Different strokes for different folks is clearly the order of the day. Time to see what Ramana has to say onthe subject. To do so simply click here. See ya next week, same bat time, same bat channel.