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post #71 of 74 Old 01-18-2017, 09:41 PM
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@carp614 I just read your post eek. I know exactly what you're talking about. I can excuse the kids because they're just parrots but the adults? I am a pretty meticulous person but asking a question twice or taking too long to properly muck a stall gets me some really sarcastic comments. When cleaning tack of course I (back then) wouldn't know anything other than bridle/bit/saddle/stirrups... and I was met with astonishment when I asked or forgot. Stick me in a stall with a stallion and no warning? Thanks guys, sure I'll handle it -.- Not everyone is like that but the overall atmosphere can sure stink at times. As for online you're braver than me to upload. There are some special snowflakes out there that put people down for no reason other than to make themselves feel better. There comes a point we can't care about the empty criticisms of others. Whatever, you rode less than graceful, but we all look like crap in the early stages lol. To be honest take me back a year and I'd not have even spotted anything bad! Keep at it XD
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post #72 of 74 Old 01-27-2017, 08:27 PM
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"A big part of my professional life is teaching people stuff they don't already know. "

I've had to train people (some older than myself) so I can understand that. I was brought up to think that asking questions was a good thing because it helped you learn. I have met a few horse people who get snotty to people who are still learning or not up to their standards. One lady has a daughter who is a more advanced rider than me and less than half my age. So snotty. Her daughter, however, is much more friendly, because she's still learning too.
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post #73 of 74 Old 01-28-2017, 11:21 AM
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The trouble with most anonymous critiques is that they don't know the person's ability and experience level.

I could teach you how to write software and make it relatively easy for you to understand. If you posted your code on a serious discussion board it would most likely get ripped apart by neckbeards. You wouldn't be ready for method swizzling and discreet memory management techniques or have a clue what integer division does to performance at this stage in your learning; but they would likely hammer you for it anyway.

Never opening yourself to criticism is a very long slow process to learning to be better. On the other hand, too much criticism too soon is one of the best ways to discourage someone into quitting.

I see someone who is just getting started and is enthusiastic, and the internet sees someone who is a big mess and needs fixing. Luckily we don't all have an involuntary live stream of our horse adventures for the internet to yell at us about.
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post #74 of 74 Old 01-28-2017, 12:40 PM
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I have a sign that hangs on my kitchen cupboard door. "I have found the secret to happiness. Stay the heck away from a##@%*$%!"
I practice this whenever possible. Jerks are everywhere.
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