I've been looking at some old posts on here and elsewhere and realised that I have basically spent my life being an arse to people. I think of myself as a kind person but this is not borne out by my online presence. I completely understand for the first time why some people dislike(d) me so much on here - I was high-handed, aggressive, badly informed and made everything about me.
I don't know why I find it such a struggle to talk and engage normally, or why things I think of as fine are not socially au fait. Maybe I'm just a bit of a twat.
Cue pile-on, validate me, slang me off, whatever. Great thread this one.