People often - heck, nearly always, assume I do not understand and have not thought about the ramifications of my sharing publicly such things as my email address, my real name, the details of my life, the live stream of my living room - heck even my phone number (which, by the way, is in the phone book - remember those?). They, mostly people of the male persuasion are quick to send me email, tweets, DMs and I've even had people call me on the phone, to let me know that my information is public. And, they are quick to add that I need to protect myself and guard my privacy.
When I challenge them... Just what danger do you think that info will bring to me? ... they are at a loss. But, will continue with the warning. Often implying and sometimes saying out right that I just don't know what I'm doing.
Trust me. I know. What I'm doing.
Now, this is what I wrote originally:
I think people often think I'm meaner than I am and just as often think I'm nicer than I am. I don't have a lot of natural empathy but I know that and try to compensate.
But, other than that, I'm not at all sure. I don't get a lot of personal feedback any more since I've retired. I'm not around that many people.
I have read, online, whole conversations about what a horrible person I am. I think they are wrong. I have also read, online, a lot about how what a wonderful person I am. I think they are maybe not quite as wrong.