Well put as usual brother!
I love the quote from Voltaire. What a motto or mantra or whatever for this site, for us!
"And to write in a climate of always wondering what others are going to think is not going to be as effective."
You are so right! I hope we can trust people's motives & believe the best about each one until we have a very convincing reason to do otherwise.
And I could count on one hand the number of those I've seen here, and have fingers left over!
I hope we can be sensitive toward others, and not too sensitive with our own feelings.
When someone posts about their abuse & pain, its about their recovery. Its about all of us being supportive, even if we disagree.
"I can't stand pain. It hurts me."