What this post is, is an observation.
An observation that might save you some heartache, cool you down a tad, allow you to see things more clearly and objectively and hopefully develop some razor sharp focus on the things that really matter to YOU!
There's a tendancy on forums to rant. Doesn't matter what the subject, but folk like to let off steam and hopefully get some other folk to agree with them so they feel validated or some other reason.
There's no stopping this activity, it's been going on since man's been able communicate and will go on for ever more.
But the thing is, you don't have to get involved.
I'd love to be able to harness the energy that's wasted on futile rants and arguments - I'd end up selling the surplus back to the national grid.
By all means be passionate. Passion for your business and personal life is fantastic, but being passionate about the negative stuff, the stuff over which we often have no control is pointless and counter-productive.
A lot of people get wound up by watching the news. Simply solution - don't watch it.
Some get wound up at things not working the way they should (computers, website, scripts etc) - yep, can be frustrating, but take a few deep breaths and be comforted in the knowledge that it WILL eventually work and blowing off steam in a forum is probably just wasting time.
If you can control your emotions, remain cool when everyone else is panicing, avoid the need to waste precious time by writing pointless rant-like posts, just accept that sh*t happens sometimes and get on with your business in a calm fashion, then, as much as the FTC would allow me too, I guarantee that you'll make more money.
Because, once you're able to remain calm and avoid getting uptight when previously you would've done, your brain can stay sharp and focused on the task at hand. Your ability to make good judgements will also remain (presuming you had it in the first place )
If you care to act on these suggestions you could find yourself with more time on your hands and more money in your pocket.
But then again, this is simply my opinion. Maybe you disagree. Maybe you strongly disagee. Maybe you disagree with me so much that you want to come round to my house, throw a few punches and steal my beer - well, if that's the case then I shall just take a few deep breaths and bask in the irony of it all.