Originally Posted by Metaphisto
Bob does your wife still leave the house? I only ask because as Bilbo Baggins says "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door." Do you post notes on random telephone poles asking people to be nice? I've had people attempt to harm me in real life, I'd expect nothing less from our 'friends' on the internet. Thick skin is a godsend, friend.
So, we should just let people continue being *******s rather than strive to get people to actually be respectful towards each other? We should tell victims of bullying in school, workplaces and so forth to "Toughten" up? That's a pretty darn naive thing to say really, we're all individuals, some are more vulnerable .to verbal assaults than others, be it real life or online.
Sorry, I just hate when people expect others to toughen up.