Posted: 05 February 2011 at 6:51pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Laila2009
Again your post it one of INTOLERANCE. You want a forum of people who only agree with each other and pat each others back. You cannot see a different opinion. I am sorry, but I do not find your in the slightest bit broad minded or intolerant since you came here and told me to get out as you said that I do not belong here because I brought a different viewpoint here. I am not here to gain your LOVE or acceptance. I am here to give everyone a bit of a JOLT in how to see things.
Why do you not think I cannot see a different opinion? Of course I can see it! I just don't agree with it. Apparently that makes me intolerant. As long as I agree with you I have tolerance? Rubbish! How about seeing things from my point of view?
I never told you to get out. In fact, this is what I said: If you would like to be a part of this SNS family, I will be the first to welcome you. If you come here only to be argumentative, then we would rather you not visit our little part of the world. No one here has a problem with a different opinion. What we do have a problem with is the way that opinion is delivered. Most of us here prefer to be gracious to each other in our differences. While we may not agree, there is an unspoken respect amongst the members.
We have grown up discussions all the time on this forum. People have differing opinions about Aham and Gopi. Some like Rashi and some don't. Heck, we can't even agree if this show is worth watching! And yet, no one throws a tantrum. The opinions are stated and no one feels attacked.
In the real world, adults speak nicely to each other. They know that when there is a differing opinion, you don't start lashing out and tell people they are intolerant because that only makes you appear to be the intolerant one. We discuss - not accuse.
The accusation of my close mindedness baffles me. I came to this forum with nothing in common with any of the members here. I took a leap of faith and came to help myself learn the language and the customs of the Indian people. By my good fortune, I was embraced by the members here when they had absolutely nothing to gain from welcoming me. I would say the people on this forum have been tolerant beyond measure when dealing with me. I have made blunders and mistakes as I have tried to learn and yet I was still welcomed.
I've been on the internet for over 16 years. One thing I have learned is that when you come to a new place, you lurk for a while to get a handle on the feel of the place. You introduce yourself to other people on the forum. You start off slowly and pretty soon you're part of the group. Here on the forum, the GupShup thread is the best place to introduce yourself - and the best place to meet the other members. Please drop by there and meet the other members of the forum. You may find that they are not the intolerant, close minded group of people you seem to think they are.
ps - tellyaddict's name is Sadhli not TD. And for the record, we would appreciate you treat her with a bit more respect. We happen to love her. And yes, in this instance I am talking for the other members of the forum.
pps - please keep in mind that the reality is, we are talking about a TV show. It's not real! Most of us here are hopeless romantics that want to see Gohem together. We know full well that the Aham character is deeply flawed and so is the Gopi character (along with every other member of MM). We simply don't really care. We just want to see them happy together. We know that the CVs have totally screwed up the characterization and we are trying to figure out how they're going to make this right. So to get so riled up is ridiculous. The brutal truth is that it's all pretend. We just choose to spend a bit of time each day in this pretend world - hoping for a bit of romance to blossom between Gohem.
Edited by saomom - 05 February 2011 at 6:52pm