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Apr 16, 2004 7:48 am Sue - What if .. in the simplest of terms, they just wanted to be liked?
Rebecca & Ken Aspinwall

I agree. We all want to be liked. Isn't it funny that the two of us have enough similarities to make being together fairly easy and yet, there are enough differences that we have to work through them.

It is very delightful to know you. If we were in the same locale, I feel certain that we would have a cuppa coffee from time to time. Ours would mostly be a fun type of relationship where we enjoy and celebrate one another.

Anyway, we all want to be liked. In my life, I have found it to be way too awkward to be around some people. If constant judgment and criticism flows out of their mouth, I am ready to get outta Dodge.

LOL. Actually, I am ready to dodge.

I think I do fairly well at being an easy person to be around. However, as you pointed out, we all have our boundaries and limitations. If two people have too many clashes because of a high degree of differences, we then face maturity issues.

RYZE has been a classic experience for me in that respect. I can tell that there are many immature people around these networks because they get so bent out of shape over real little stuff.

A guy refers to this as tripping over pebbles. As we grow older and mature, we begin to appreciate people and things much better. We learn to stop harping on differences and start looking for the affinity.

Sue, I am very glad that we have the capacity to talk to one another from heart to heart, although we have some minor differences. Over the long haul, our friendship may probably grow because we will not permit barriers [or imagined barriers -- minor differences] to come between us.

I am a man and you are a woman. It's that Mars-Venus thing that cannot be allowed to get in the way of a higher and more professional relationship. The women that I relate the best with understand this and see the possibilities should not be limited by baggage type stuff.

You mentioned something about my frustration might be coming through. If you actually sense this, I wish that we could talk about it right here. Maybe it will be OK for us to mutually coach on things like this together.

I'm a simple guy. I like to be clear.


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