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I'm a fairly easy-going sort but some people get under my skin. There's no need to be rude or insulting, no matter how much you disagree with someone. Unfortunately, that's just the sort of behaviour that gets me reciprocating in kind. This is maddening in a way because it makes me do the sort of things that I disrespect in others - insults, flaming and dismissive sarcasm.

It's a hard thing to walk away when someone insults you. It's hard when someone responds to a reasoned explanation with dismissing rage. However, sometimes, you have to grow up and be the bigger person. You have to choose to be the peace-maker and stop an argument. Sometimes you just have to respect that someone doesn't share your viewpoint and considers your viewpoint invalid to the point of it causing them rage.

I don't want to be the cause of fights. For this reason, I've hidden a few of my comments because of the reaction of the artist and what I presume is a friend/party follower. I did this out of respect for the artist's space but, more importantly, because I realised that they weren't willing to listen to my explanation for the comment or my reasons for making it. I'm sure that they will perceive this as a 'victory' but the more I think about it, the less I care about that.

The point is that I refused to throw the next punch. I refused to utter the next insult. I refused to continue a fight that never really had must point in the first place.

I'm just trying to be a better person.

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Ben Russell-Gough
United Kingdom
Current Residence: London, UK
Favourite genre of music: Rock & Roll
Operating System: XP sp2
Favourite cartoon character: Kim Possible
Personal Quote: I'm really an ordinary person, but some very strange things have happened to me.
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I'm a fairly easy-going sort but some people get under my skin. There's no need to be rude or insulting, no matter how much you disagree with someone. Unfortunately, that's just the sort of behaviour that gets me reciprocating in kind. This is maddening in a way because it makes me do the sort of things that I disrespect in others - insults, flaming and dismissive sarcasm.

It's a hard thing to walk away when someone insults you. It's hard when someone responds to a reasoned explanation with dismissing rage. However, sometimes, you have to grow up and be the bigger person. You have to choose to be the peace-maker and stop an argument. Sometimes you just have to respect that someone doesn't share your viewpoint and considers your viewpoint invalid to the point of it causing them rage.

I don't want to be the cause of fights. For this reason, I've hidden a few of my comments because of the reaction of the artist and what I presume is a friend/party follower. I did this out of respect for the artist's space but, more importantly, because I realised that they weren't willing to listen to my explanation for the comment or my reasons for making it. I'm sure that they will perceive this as a 'victory' but the more I think about it, the less I care about that.

The point is that I refused to throw the next punch. I refused to utter the next insult. I refused to continue a fight that never really had must point in the first place.

I'm just trying to be a better person.

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Teen-Lyoko-Fan7777 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student General Artist
I didn't know that you are still here. :) Nice to know that you are. :)
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Sovereign64 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave. :D
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A-M-A-P Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello my fellow deviant! :D I invite you to join my group FantasyLegends and I would love if you could submit you're art with us! La la la la 
I have also sent you a Llama, Fav'd some of your art and I became a Watcher! :happybounce: 
And if you donate to me, I'll be more than happy to feature you on my page! La la la la 
Cheers my friend and thank you! Hug 
Rue Grin 
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striker11v4 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for the Fav :)
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Madgamer2k7 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for the comment! :D
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Intimidator777 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave :)
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onyxswami Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Thanks for the fave!
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jexrutinXD Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Hello!
I saw your comment on the MEL deviation, and I... words cannot express how much I just purely loved that idea! So, what I was thinking, was that you should try to share your brilliant idea with Valve (unless you already did XD)!
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DanTherrien101 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for the fav!!! :)
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DanTherrien101 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for the fav!!! :)
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