Hello, Benjamin here!
Everyone has an opportunity to speak at the Campfire. You are welcome to a cup of coffee as dark as my duty boots to wet your whistle afterwards. Dark, Bitter.
For the less adventurous, I have chia, Bengal and chocolate pepermint tea.
As for voices at the fire, my apologies for (not to) Mother Theresa from Meta Finance Trade yesterday. I did not delete or block her voice in the comments and perhaps I should have. It just goes against the grain to moderate too heavily. There is a quote attributed to Aesop I find fitting.
Those who cry the loudest are not always the ones who are hurt the most
LinkedIn agrees that the behavior of this company representative has been inappropriate on LinkedIn as well.
Standing up against bullying of all types is a lifestyle choice for me. Meta Finance Trade is one that will steal from you. They use difficult to trace crypto currencies to invest in unregulated offshore accounts.
Ask yourself how many victim prone folks you know that got swindled out of something, particularly cash.
It is hard to confront a bully, but it is a necessary part of a civil society free of tyrants.
Earlier in the year, I presented the Northwich Warrior tag to those who spoke out against fear or bullying in a blog post.
Perhaps I should hand out more of these tags to encourage it.
As evidenced by my like versus page view ratio, yesterday’s post was thoroughly read and liked a lot less than my normal posts. I am comfortable with this and I can explain the psychology of this with my pets.
These are my ducks.
They are wary of the dog because she is capable of eating them.
While I have witnessed her kill several squirrels with ease and without remorse, she protects the ducks and geese. The birds don’t understand that she dutifully keeps predators out of the yard.
While my dog has a strong craving for the chase and eating meat, her instincts are overridden by the instinct to protect. Her breed is rightfully named Australian Shepherd. She is ever watchful of her flock.
Friends, I think of myself as a sheepdog in some ways. It is in my nature to be protective and bark when I see wrongdoing and manipulation.
Boo That Fear.