A Bit More of an Explanation
I feel I owe the 50+ Forum a bit more explanation. The specific remarks in the "What is Your Life Situation" poll and thread, although a factor, were not the main reason I am taking a break from the forum for a bit.Originally Posted by stonecrd
For some time now I have been feeling a "misfit" between who I am and what I want from a forum and the current direction, "personality," and content of the 50+ forum.
Now, I firmly believe that a forum is the sum of its parts and membership. In other words, I don't believe there is anything I can (or better, should) do to try and influence the direction of the forum. The forum (and its evolution) is a given. I am a given. When those two "givens" no longer match, then something has to "give" (so to speak) and that "give" will be my taking a break for some undefined period.
I have been participating in some other forums, and find a lot of 50+'rs who have not joined in the 50+ forum, and some who have quietly left. I likely should have left quietly - just stolen off into the night, and I sort of regret that I didn't.
BTW, there is never "no reason."
I wish you ALL the very best!
I hope to see you on some of the other forums.