I have questions about dreadwax - yes, I'm really asking this here lol
I love you soooooo much. You said EVERYTHING Ive been thinking about this discussion.Faelwynn said:
I've been avoiding saying something for a while, but I've had enough. I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but here it goes:
This entire thread comes down to one principle... one that we've been taught, and that I'm sure most of you are teaching your children: " You have to be responsible for your own actions"
Let's face it. KJC didn't hold anyone down and force them to wax their dreads... If you waxed, then you have to be held accountable for the fact that you were the one to make that choice and you had to deal with them in the long run (be it cutting, wax removal, ect). Sure, when I first started dreading and was looking for info, I found the site... but something in my brain went " There's no way that's the ONLY way... I can find a way to have dreadlocks without wax". I mean really, you have to question your own sanity if you honestly believed that wax was the only way to obtain dreadlocks. THINK people. It's asinine to blame a marketer for doing his job... and juvenile to spend 47 pages whining about it. Do I agree with his marketing tactics? No. Am I sticking up for the man? No. I am saying that he shouldn't be blamed for your actions. In the end, you were the ones who chose to wax or not, you were the ones who chose to believe his lies or look for other options. Suck it up and accept that KJC wasn't the one to hurt you or your dreads, you did it to yourself! No one is a victim of anything but personal ignorance. You saw was KJC had to say and gave up instead of finding your own way.
Worst of all is this rampant hate. SE, I can't believe that you spend so much of your time and energy hating and bashing this man. I'm all for spreading the good word and all, but by playing into this hateful game, you're only making yourself look bad; not only bad, but of a questionable mental state. Ultimately, you're fighting with a character... as if you were sitting down in front of Saturday cartoons and having a political debate with Wile E. Coyote...that's why we're not getting anywhere. The man himself may feel some remorse over what's happening (though that's debatable ), but this character that you're arguing with feels nothing....there's no way he could! And at this point he's doing the same thing to you guys now that I did to PETA fanatics when they used to come into Petsmart and harass me for doing my job as a Pet Care Associate... he's mostly ignoring you. Why not devote all the energy that you've spent fighting and hating into something more productive? Pick up a hobby, or work more on site development... why not spread the word in a more peaceful manner? One that doesn't make you look like a complete nut-job for arguing with a cartoon character. You of all people should know that in time the Karmic wheel will turn, and he will have to pay for his actions... it's not your job to pass judgement or punishment. People will find us as they need to. They always do. Stop fighting the flow, and start making the best of what you've got!
Short version: You're responsible for your own actions...ALL OF THEM... so start acting like it! Stop arguing with a cartoon character, and let karma do all the smiting. The hate is just going to rot your soul.