Saturday, August 19, 2006

More of why I am bummed...

I don't want to bore you, but I want to make some blunt observations.

Cardinal rules of engaging in logical argument call for avoiding the temptation of trying to win battles at the expense of losing the war. If you notice a different tenor in this blogsite, good! I have identified that I have been violating this precept, and the Common Master is not pleased with me and has voiced his disapproval with some of my past tactics. Frustration and anger, exercised with snide comments and snipes at those who visit are hardly appropriate for me, fellow cave dwellers, and it is an indignity to those offended. It turns me into a sour UL. Mrs. UL concurs!

If you have visited here in the past and have been insulted by me, you have my deepest apology. I will try to conduct myself more as a gentleman.

If you think I'm too hard on myself, well, allow me this. I know what rolls around inside me and believe me, I know what's inside.

So my bummed-ness is seeing the battles waged and won (in my own mind), and the war acutally lost, with the seeming lack of influence I think has come because of it. I am committed to change, friends. Let's stick to presenting our arguments with candor, even passion, without insult or personal attack. I, for one, hope to be an example of this. If I forget, PLEASE, refer me to this post as reparations for my behavior. Peace to you all!

10 Comments:

At 3:36 AM, Blogger Sadie Lou said...

Thank God He doesn't leave us to fend for ourselves and that sanctification is a slow, steady process. Your honesty is appreciated.

 
At 8:03 AM, Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Peace to you UL!

 
At 9:25 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Sadie lou: Thank you.

My, it's been awhile since I've seen you here. Welcome!

Yes, about sanctification. Hopefully, it's to continue throughout our lives. That's my goal. Since I sometimes make a public ass of myself, I need to make public confession.

 
At 9:29 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Daniel:

Peace to you. You are one of a number of the people that I have been rough with. It is sufficiently humiliating to go through this so that I remember what I need to be and how to act. I don't want this public mea culpa to be empty and meaningless. Please, accept my apology since I'm sure I have insulted you or at least, treated you abysmally like I'm some gifted smart-ass to the entire blogworld.

And, thanks for dropping by.

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

We can move forward from here I feel it, we don't ever have to agree on everything but treating each other well, the rest can go hang.

 
At 8:54 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Yes. Let's proceed. However, I will be mindful of my past behavior. Words are empty if not backed with the corresponding behavior. The proof is in the pudding.

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger Kathleen said...

Refreshingly honest. I appreciate your efforts to do the right thing. I will try to follow for my own good. Thanks

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Kathleen:

Thanks for dropping by. I think humility is contagious. Way to go!

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

UL,

Yes. I read this yesterday and sent an email to the address posted in your profile.

Peace.

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Shaw:

Thanks. I read it and responded. Peace!

 

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