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#167906 - 02/25/09 09:45 PM Re: To keep or not to keep this to myself? [Re: stevenpd]
ki4buc Offline
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Registered: 11/10/03
Posts: 710
Loc: Augusta, GA
"No good deed goes unpunished"

Everytime. <b>Everytime</b> I've tried to help others "work things out" and make things better, it never does. You always end up losing friends.

I do not get involved much in stuff unless I absolutely have to. When I do, I'll probably end up the bad guy anyway, and you've probably already pissed me off anyway.

Kinda like when you find two kids fighting, you put both of them in separate corners or discipline them both. Like the current predicament that martinfocazio has with forum rule violations right now.

#167908 - 02/25/09 10:04 PM Re: To keep or not to keep this to myself? [Re: ki4buc]
SARbound Offline

Registered: 06/08/05
Posts: 503
Loc: Quebec City, Canada
Thanks everyone, I appreciate your replies very much.

I agree with pretty much everything that was said above... I'll just leave it at that. After all, the mother probably knows enough to take the matters into her own hands, if that's what she wants.

Take care everyone. smile
"The only easy day was yesterday."

#167910 - 02/25/09 11:00 PM Re: To keep or not to keep this to myself? [Re: SARbound]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont

If the mother chooses to search out the parents, so be it. It is her choice. If your friend's family should stumble upon a mention of her and chase her down, it is their choice. A choice that effects two can be fairly made by one of them, but not by a third.

When a man dare not speak without malice for fear of giving insult, that is when truth starts to die. Truth is the truest freedom.

#167921 - 02/26/09 12:50 AM Re: To keep or not to keep this to myself? [Re: ironraven]
Dan_McI Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 844
Loc: NYC
There is a time and there would be a place when I might end the keeping it to myself. It might be about when I thought your now-decesaed friend's son was getting toward his teenage years. It wouldn't be before.

It would also depend on what I thought of your now deceased friend's family. I'd have to know them fairly well and think rather highly of them or whoever I told.

#168361 - 03/02/09 04:06 AM Re: To keep or not to keep this to myself? [Re: Dan_McI]
Chisel Offline

Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1562
I will only interfere if someone's safety or security is at stake, espcially the kid. In this story it doesn't seem to be the case. So, I prefer to leave the whole thing behind me.

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