About four times a year a controversial thread breaks out in the forum that I think of as home. Someone asserts an inflammatory point that they themselves are probably conflicted on, and it polarizes into a long winded debate/argument that has been gone over many times before. It becomes a penny fight where in each man insists upon throwing in their 2 cents. It usually lasts a week of eager hot penny throwing, and then it just dies out until next time. In the past I have been hurt reading remarks from people that I felt friendly towards, but now I just stay out of it. I still find myself not wanting to participate as I usually would as a form of punishment. (Silent scorn) I realized that I am probably not alone in this and thought if I shared my disappointment that it might help others.
If, on the other hand, you have a very thick skin and think that the rest of us should just grow up, perhaps this is not the thread for you. Most of us already have that voice internally and I would rather not hear it from a stranger.
"I would rather be happy and healthy than right and alone." Dr. A. E. Newman.