Lately a lot of blame has been tossed around and its because of heated emotions. This is an absolutely normal response to the feeling of being betrayed as some of you were. However this is also a great learning moment and a time to practice how to deal with our feelings.
I'll explain in a story.... because I like stories
A child goes to a doctors office to get his regular vaccinations. When the doctor pokes him with the needle it hurts. Does the child blame the company or "group" associated with making the needle or does he get upset with the person who poked him with it? The answer is simple he gets upset with the doctor.
A recent event caused a lot of members to lose trust in a member and because of that a lot of talk has come up around not trusting the group that member is associated with I am of course talking about the younger survivors on the site. Just like in the story the young survivors did not poke anyone with the needle that member did.
I close with saying we have an excellent MOD team some with many years experience in this field and who practice Psychology as a profession. They have never lead this site in a direction that is not healthy for its population. This was a thought out decision and it gives everyone a chance to re build a relationship that I bet can be even stronger then it was before with this member. We all are here to change, some of us make bad choices, how can we turn this bad choice into a change for the better?
PS: glad your back and can continue to move forward on your journey chris