I was born a natural critic. Raised by a mom with no filter. I am a tell it like it is person. I have a hard time faking anything.
Many years ago I had a priest tell me "Ann, God doesn't require you to like everyone, but you do have to love everyone." It was a relief because can I love anyone especially if I don't have to look at, speak to, or deal with them.
Truth be told until I hit my 30's I didn't really like most people. Blame it on my early retail career. Nothing can make you hate mankind like working at the mall.
I guess we mellow with age because I am not anywhere near as hard to get along with as I am sure I was in my younger years. I've developed a filter, somewhat small but it's a filter. My years of recruiting have taught me to understand people better. I now live by - you fly your freak flag and I'll fly mine and as long as we aren't hurting anyone it's all good.
I am still not fond of everyone and there are days that Facebook makes me a hater. (Really, do we need to be update about every ache, pain and doctor visit your daughter has?) But the blog world has introduced to more fantastic people that I just love than I can count. It's progress.
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