Happy to be alive

Altoona, PA

#1 Jan 16, 2009
I am in disbelief after reading this forum. There is so much negativity toward Sullivan County. I wish more of you were happy to be alive. I have lots of health problems and what I would give to be healthy. I have learned a lot through this process and mainly to be thankful for what God has given you. If you are not happy with the community do something to change it. Start a charity, run for office, just something. The discussion about the Pirtle family is getting old. So what they have a big family and when you have a big family they need jobs. I am not a Pirtle nor do I really know any personally. Clint Lamb served his time and has apologized. He has children and those children need a break from all this hatred. I will not go on about every topic but I just hope by writing this I could help change a few people's tones on here. I am glad I do not have the amount of hatred some of the people on this forum has. It is really scary to know these people are in our community. My hope is for this forum to be a positive place we can go to know about our community. Everyone has done something wrong in there past. Let the past be the past. With the economy like it is we should all be happy we live in a community where it is not that expensive to live. I hope I do not get a lot of back lash from everyone just wanted to let the readers of this forum think about this for a second. I am not looking for a fight. I just wanted let you all know how I felt reading this forum for the first time. I was happy to find it but after reading it, it made me really sad!
stirring

Robinson, IL

#2 Jan 16, 2009
Happy to be alive wrote:
I am in disbelief after reading this forum. There is so much negativity toward Sullivan County. I wish more of you were happy to be alive. I have lots of health problems and what I would give to be healthy. I have learned a lot through this process and mainly to be thankful for what God has given you. If you are not happy with the community do something to change it. Start a charity, run for office, just something. The discussion about the Pirtle family is getting old. So what they have a big family and when you have a big family they need jobs. I am not a Pirtle nor do I really know any personally. Clint Lamb served his time and has apologized. He has children and those children need a break from all this hatred. I will not go on about every topic but I just hope by writing this I could help change a few people's tones on here. I am glad I do not have the amount of hatred some of the people on this forum has. It is really scary to know these people are in our community. My hope is for this forum to be a positive place we can go to know about our community. Everyone has done something wrong in there past. Let the past be the past. With the economy like it is we should all be happy we live in a community where it is not that expensive to live. I hope I do not get a lot of back lash from everyone just wanted to let the readers of this forum think about this for a second. I am not looking for a fight. I just wanted let you all know how I felt reading this forum for the first time. I was happy to find it but after reading it, it made me really sad!
you are just trying to stir this crap like everyone else.
Happy to be alive

Altoona, PA

#3 Jan 16, 2009
No stirring going on here. Just wanted to let other people know there are worse things than a town to be upset about. That is all.
Dealing

Mitchell, GA

#4 Jan 16, 2009
Just tryiing to help the new ones understand.

Persons who constantly express negative emotions are likely unhappy, depressed or have been picked on all their life. Since misery loves company, their primary objective is to make others feel bad. This forum is a basic release for them in order to cope with all the bad that has happend to them. They see people getting by with things they would get ridiculed for. They try to obey but see others not following the rules. We the reader need to avoid this website if it offends us. Stop responding to these negative ways. Or encourage them to get help. No logic in the world is going to help them. This forum is like any other paper, tabloid or book based on a person. It is someone elses opinion. Not everyone has been given good morels, good judgement, good values or the belief in God. Since negative people are persistent, they will keep answering the blogs, if all of us would stop responding , they'll get the hint and direct their negative emotions elsewhere. For the people they find so amusing If you don't want someone to find out about your dirty laundry, don't air it out on the line. And parents teach your kids right from wrong and they will not stray.
66arrow

United States

#5 Jan 16, 2009
I unfortunaltely agree with "Happy". Although it has been many years since I have been or lived in Sullivan, it is where I attended grade school through college. It is where I cruised the square countless times, where my first love still lives and is home for so many great memories. It is also the place where I have heard of so many negative changes, and has become the place that I refer to as a great place to grow up and be "from". Current residents, you are charged with the task of making it better instead of bringing it down. Who knows, maybe the good days can return. I hope so.
pam

Lake Zurich, IL

#6 Jan 17, 2009
Alot of them come here to vent because they can hide behind a computer screen. U can bet that if they seen these people who they are talking shit about then they wouldnt say anything like they do here.
paula

Lake Zurich, IL

#7 Jan 17, 2009
many of them come here to vent because they can hide behind a computer screen, but if they see the people they talk shit about in public, you can bet they don't say that to their face.
my answer

Pimento, IN

#8 Jan 17, 2009
paula wrote:
many of them come here to vent because they can hide behind a computer screen, but if they see the people they talk shit about in public, you can bet they don't say that to their face.
Is your name pam or paula? Since you have used 2 partial identities now, I don't think you can down others for not using theirs. Besides that, how are you going to know that the name they use is their own? You may experience the same thing others have on these forums and have your name appear without your knowledge. It isn't a pleasant experience.
paula

Lake Zurich, IL

#9 Jan 17, 2009
It is Paula, the first time I wrote it my daughter had messed my name up. And it didn't act like it went through so i wrote again.
Again and Again

Altoona, PA

#10 Jan 19, 2009
Finally someone positive on here! I agree totally!

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