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(14,285 posts)
Wed Jan 6, 2021, 02:33 PM Jan 2021

I humbly offer an amnesty to those whom I have ignored.

It's a new year, a new day, and a new world.

I'm wiping the slate clean.

You, who "yelled" at me for asking an innocent and fair question.

You, you incomprehensible blatherer.

You, who would trade your ❤️ for adoration.

You two, whose handwringing and demoralizing negativity felt too much to bear.

You... you and your simply awful jokes...

In the spirit of the "big tent", let's start over!


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(33,642 posts)
1. Wow. You're a better human being than I am. I would never do that.
Wed Jan 6, 2021, 10:28 PM
Jan 2021

My ignore list keeps me from getting angry.

I'm too old for anger.


(71,042 posts)
2. "better ... than I am" - You beat me to it.
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 01:15 AM
Jan 2021

But I went about 18 years never using the Ignore feature until a few months ago, on the grounds that I preferred to know the reality out there instead of pretending it doesn't exist. But gotta admit that DU is much better for my blood pressure without The Ignored. However, my main coping mechanism continues to be just skipping past without opening posts I've learned from hard experience to be ugly, rude, high-handed, intolerant, narrow minded - those who *never* quit their thing whatever their thing is.

But after my first impression of the O.P.'s theme, shared with yours, I wonder whether the reference was to DU and the Ignore feature or to real life persons in the O.P.'s life?


(14,285 posts)
5. I'm newly relocated and freshly retired.
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:26 AM
Jan 2021

I don't really know anyone, aside from my wife, and I don't get around much... so I suppose I'm either ignoring everyone or no one in my daily life.

I think the clean, exciting feeling of having a Democratic President and majorities in Congress kindled a flushed feeling of camaraderie.

I'll be okay soon!



(33,642 posts)
4. Thanks, but it's not worth it. I'd no more rather be exposed to these people than to Trump.
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 07:49 AM
Jan 2021

If Trump is speaking, I walk away, turn it off, whatever.

We know who and what Trump is, and I know who these people are.

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