Never start a thread about growing a pair and end it with an apology because the whole world didn't appreciate the obvious good nature for which it was originally intended. That's grounds for immediate castration!
We've become so guarded in our speech it seems the universe has become a sterile, 'safe space' indifferent to the real struggles & issues people face on a daily basis. I appreciate civility & polite banter but sometimes I feel like getting in touch with my lower self and engaging in rants comprised of nothing but foul, offensive language. Indeed, profanity can be very therapeutic
We need threads like this to keep us in touch with our humanity, our sense of humor and our compassion.
Growing a pair means strength, kindness, conviction, humility, appreciation, personal responsibility and many other things. It also means respect which begins with each one of us. You won't respect another human being if you haven't the courage to respect you first. I have a 'pair' I keep in my purse. I stole them from a friend who won't get them back until he divorces his cheating wife and I've made that perfectly clear. He texts me daily "Can I have my balls back now, please??" It's a running joke between us because I've had his gonads for well over a year
No, no one should 'settle' for abuse or neglect. No, we don't all share the same fortune but we need not feel bad about sharing that which enriches our lives (or serves as a reminder of the goodness that still exists) out of fear of making others feel bad their own.
This group is made up of the strongest, most compassionate people you will ever find. There's enough support for everyone and when someone posts a thread where support is needed, it's offered in abundance. There's also a time to share in the good, let loose and lighten the load - and I hope people will continue to do so without fear or guilt.