For some reason people nowadays seem to believe it is alright to attack others via the Internet. They hide behind faceless, nameless emails and freely spew their venom. In my opinion, their behavior is rude, nasty, vile, cruel, heartless, thoughtless, disrespectful, hateful. Um, did I miss anything? I've been called a murderer, animal abuser, animal slave master, stupid, poor trash, shortsighted, crazy. Well, I don't mind the crazy tag all that much. Being known as a little bit crazy gives me a lot of leeway when going through life. One email said my advice (I try not to give advice. I just tell how I do things.) is contributing to the weakening of the economy, it is people like me who are bringing the country down. Others accused me of endangering people via my use of non-sterilized compost, manures, and urine. Many contained warnings (not polite warnings, but I-know-better-than-you demands) about eating homegrown foods, especially raw vegetables, milk, honey, and eggs. I've been called all sorts of names for supporting the Hawaiian subsistence hunters.
I don't respond to such email. If they aren't respectful, then they haven't earned my respect of a reply. And quite frankly, as soon as the email gets nasty, I just delete it. So fair warning-- if you have something important to offer, say it at the beginning of your email not the end.
When I was a child I was told that if I didn't have something nice to say, then don't say it. The adults around me meant it! I was corrected if I said something mean. Plus if my behavior was angry, mean, miserable, down, I was sent to my room. I wasn't allowed to associate with the family or my friends if I was being negative. I still remember being sent back to my room after coming to the breakfast table grumpy. Mother would not tolerate it. Nope. I couldn't return to the table until I was "nice" and had a smile on my face.
So folks, if you want to send me a comment, be "nice and have a smile on your face". Otherwise your email will be sent to your room.....oh I mean, marked spam and automatically sent to the trashcan.
By the way, I welcome suggestions and your ideas. But not your anger.