The "Overwhelimg Urge" was your Ego going "WTF!!! Where am I on this list!!"
What an awesome example of Ego in action.. & Ego controlling you..
You migh be right...
I am finding that when I make posts that are honest, from the true self, and ignoring other peoples ego's that I dont get any likes at all..
I've been trying to post without Ego.. When this happens, err, well, some of my posts could easily be misinterpreted as offensive or even as flaimebaiting..
Edited to add: Let's face it, sometimes we edit our comments down because we don't want to offend or bruise someones ego... but what we really want to say cannot be said without offending Ego's half the time.. well, at least I know I do..
I mostly post silly stuff - it's just my nature, and I try very hard to not get caught up in verbal hissy fits with people whose posts I might happen to not agree with... Still, I try to be (basically) honest with my opinions - when I give them... And using Expand's formula on my posts it seems that people like 'silly stuff'... But you are right - It does seem that the majority of us edit our comments down for one reason or another... Perhaps we are basically 'non-confrontational' - or perhaps -deep down- we realize that there is little to be gained by getting into an ego contest with a person who is essentially a nameless stranger that we will most likely never actually meet...
Not that I wouldn't like to meet any of you... I'm just not sure if I can live up to the 'hype'... (my antlers are not nearly so large as my avatar might suggest )