"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.." ~Emily Post

Please note that I don’t tolerate personal attacks amongst commentors on my blog. I don’t tolerate name calling, flaming, or other. If you disagree with a commentor here, have a personal issue with that commentor, please take those issues to your own blog or theirs. If you leave a comment here that says "MaryJane, you are a selfish asshole jag-off moron" please know that it will be deleted as well all other comments along the same vein.

I welcome intelligent and contrary comments, provided they are respectful. Challenge the idea not the persons character. Attack the industry and not those that have been victimized by it. We have all been hurt enough.

I stand behind my own words however wrong or right they may be to you or anyone else. I don’t expect anyone to tell me I am right but I do expect to be treated with respect. Calling me names is not considered respectful. I believe I have practiced the same elsewhere and if you disagree or I have offended you, please do write me privately for clarity.

I am not responsible for your pain anymore than you are responsible for mine. While I am a mother who abandoned her daughter, I am not YOUR mother and I am not responsible for what your mother did to you anymore than you, an adoptee, are responsible for what my daughter does or says to me. The same holds true for adoptive parents.

I am accountable to myself first and my daughter second.

I own my own shit.

I will not own yours.

5 Thoughts.

  1. I completely feel you on this post.
    “Attack the industry and not those that have been victimized by it. We have all been hurt enough.”
    As long as we continue to tear each other apart, place blame, pass judgement and show complete disregard for each other’s pain, no progress is going to be made on what seems to be the common goal of stopping the victimization.

  2. I have no idea what this is about but there do seem to be some very angry people out there.
    It makes me sad.

  3. Ditto on all the other comments. Somehow I missed the attacking, kinda glad I did. I hate the lack of respect for others that permeates our society today.

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