Comment: Yeah, but...

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Yeah, but...

oops, I have to run out the door for a couple hours. Don't take it personally. I'll be back though for a more personally impersonal reply.

edit: jrd!!! I've missed you!!! :D

It is personal when...

...but we don't have to take it personally. Here's an extreme example of what I mean [and what I think Ruiz means]. Someone might call me an asshole to my face. The less I take it personally, the more I'm able to receive some benefit from such an opinion as general feedback no different from somebody telling me I'm a really nice guy or that I'm funny.

Time to stalk you a bit. No harm in taking that personally, or not. ;)