User Requested Permanent Ban
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: St. Louis
Re: my therapist disaproves of this website
I think this site can be extremely negative at times. Unless someone is really disciplined, he or she may wander into forums or discussions and feel worse for the wandering. I soemtimes go into forums I know may piss me off, in an effort to show myself that I can handle being pissed off. I know that's my choice, but I think its human nature to make crappy choices sometimes.
I'm not saying being a member here is a crappy choice, or that visiting any particular forum is. But this thread, for example, evinces a decent amount of hostility. I know myself well enough to know that viewing hostility causes me to choose sides and to invest in one side of a debate. Sometimes that can be productive, in that I channel my feelings toward articulating an argument. Other times I just get bogged down in the negativity. It doesn't have to be, but it can be a downward spiral.