September 5, 2001    
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Do you ever not answer a question because you are afraid of how others @ this website will react to your answers?

NO I NEVER DON'T ANSWER A QUESTION FROM THE SITE BECAUSE OF HOW SOMEONE WILL REACT. ALL OF US HAVE DIFFERENT BELIEFS AND FAITHS, THAT'S WHAT MAKES THE WORLD LIKE IT IS. IF WE WERE ALL ALIKE IT WOULD BE A DULL WORLD. BUT I MAY NOT ANSWER BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE TIME OR THAT I AM NOT SURE OF WHAT MY ANSWER WOULD BE.

Marci, 56
Diamond
, OH   USA

Of course not.

Jill, 60
Saylorsburg
, PA  USA

I can't answer that. I'm afraid of what people will think.

Karen, 21
Marshalltown/Ames
, IA  USA

No.

Alias Irrelevante

Nope.

Tracy, 24
Ocean City
, NJ  USA

No, I only don't answer a question if I have nothing to say on the subject.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR    USA

No, not really. If I don't answer a question it's usually because I don't want to put thought into it, can't make up my mind on an answer, or just don't see the point in answering it.

Firelady, 23
Dallas
, TX   USA

I will sometimes not be as direct as I would like to be. This is probably because there are several folks I know personally who contribute and are familiar with the various people and situations in my life.

Felicia, 35
Lowell
, MA   USA

no, i dont really think about people's reactions when i write my responses. i dont even say anything controversially anyway so i guess it works out in the end.

Karen2, 15
Boston
, MA   USA

Nope. The whole project is about how people differ and what makes people tick. Sometimes lately, I don't answer a question that's either been asked already, or that I just can't make a whole lot of sense out of. Otherwise, I'll answer just about any question posed. (one thing I love about this site is that we never seem to age...our ages remain posted as they were from the beginning of our participation -- haha...it's like cheating!)

Fisch, 46
Preston
, CT   USA

No way. This is about finding out who a person is, so I'm going to tell the truth. Sometimes I don't answer a question because I'm too busy or I don't have a decent answer, but never because I'm afraid how other people will react. Nobody's ever contacted me as a result of my participating, anyway, so I'm not too worried.

etoile, 20
Washington
, DC   USA

I perfer not to answer this question because i'm afraid of how people would react. haha, just kidding. No, the only time i don't answer questions is when i really don't have an answer. Why would i be afraid of other peoples reactions if i have no idea who they are? this is a place for opinions is it not? all should be welcome.

Dianne, 16
Ontario  CANADA

That's a great question! No, never for that reason. The only time i don't  answer a question is when its one .. well.. that i deem boring :P Or one that requires more thinking than i'm inclined to do just then.  Or one that I wouldn't have anything interesting to say about.

Talia, 24
Wilton
, CT   USA

Nah, I don't give a fuck. Think what you want dude, it's cool.

A-Dog, 18
McMinnville
, OR  USA

I'm not specifically afraid of how people will react, but I have chosen not to answer questions because I'm not sure I would be able to defend my opinion successfully.

Johanna, 18
OK  USA

me? yeah right, i don't give a crap what other people think. i do what i want to do, and don't think about what others will think. i don't ever do things that offend people, i'm not rude, but i am not going to hold back my feelings because i'm afraid of being judged by someone else. my opinion is just that...an opinion...i'm sure i don't agree w/ others opinions but i don't judge based upon that.

Mandi, 16
Lake City
, MN USA

Nope. Sometimes I do not answer a question because I am really busy. Sometimes I do not answer a question because I do not care about or do not have an opinion on a topic. But I never hold back an answer because of how I feel the other people will react to it.

Deb

Absolutely, positively, beyond a shadow of a doubt---oh, hell yeah...I could elaborate a lot on this answer...but I'm not going too.

Frodo
age unknown, parts unknown

Nope-I don't really care what other people think. Usually if I don't answer a question it is because I have no real thoughts on the subject, and on some  occasions, I don't even know what the question is about.

Angela, 16
Bella Vista
, AR  USA

No because I don't care what other people think about me, especially if I don't even know them

Melodi, 19
Gahanna
, OH   USA

Nope, only when I feel that I can't offer anything constructive or relevant to the record. The integrity of the project is compromised whenever someone does that.

Kristin, 20
IA  USA

Not really. I think it's becaue either I had no opinion or I didn't like my opinion.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

nope

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles
, CA  USA

If I don't answer a question it's because I don't really have a response or I just don't want to get into it. To be honest, I don't really care if people don't agree with what I have to say.

Laura, 36
Lowell
, MA   USA

I think the only reason I won't answer a question given is either the question is so broad that the possibilities of topic would be massive or I'm just basically not in the mood to asnwer it.

Stephanie, 25
TX  USA

Well, yes. I believe strongly in my religion and am sometimes tempted to answer a question with LDS beliefs. But I don't like to spout religion all the time because it makes me sound like a "religious nut" that is trying to convert everyone. I guess I'm not afraid of how others will react but of how they will perceive me. There's more to me than the fact that I am a Mormon.

Reba, 51+
Silver Spring
, MD  USA

No, if I don't answer it's usually because I have nothing to say.

Shanna, 16
Cardiff  ENGLAND

No. . . sometimes I don't answer because I can't think of anything to say.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills
, CA  USA

no. I always try to answer and I speak my mind.

Patty

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