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But probably the biggest key is that those who are very knowledgeable, share their knowledge and expertise freely and without any hint of condescention. Â It is not often that someone can have an opinion torn apart, but with tact and thoughtful reasoning. Â Odd as it may seem, that is a trait that I have been trying to bring to my professional life.
I've learned that there is a great forum where guys don't feel obligated to outdo, out-macho, out-spend, out-joke, out-cool, out-tough, or out-style each other, but can let all that go and share a common passion with courtesy and open minds, devoid of judgements.
I think that I am not alone in hoping that we live up to those descriptions, and end all this supercilious bickering. Â Maybe Steve or J will lock this thread, and hopefully we can all move on. I am sure that johnnynorman3 is not too happy with the downward spiral that we have been reading.