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Jun 22, 2013

Dear friends and other readers of my profile,
Since February 2012, I have not accepted any "friend requests", sent any "green stars", or sent any birthday e-cards and I apologize for that.
I am receiving so many messages from Care2 and Facebook friends and e-mails in general that I am not managing to keep up. The volume of messages has gradually increased until it became "too much". I also watch a lot of television and read daily Croatian newspapers since that also helps me with my activism. 
About 1 year ago I used to exchange good quality messages with many Care2 friends. But then, starting in November 2011, this "trend" started, in which people send very short messages with no real content. I notice that people often send a "green star" where it is not possible to see what it relates to. This does not only apply to Care2, but to all kinds of friends. I had old friends from school and relatives discover me on Facebook or they somehow found my e-mail. They would send me a very short message, such as "How are you?" or "Remember me?". I was delighted and sent them a reply, consisting of a few paragraphs (but not too long, because a long message might "frighten them away"). None of them replied.
I will reply to introductions and personal messages and accept those "friend requests" with an introduction or if you have "signed" the petition regarding kangaroos that is still active. (I did not create the petitions but they are just two that I decided to promote). I will "sign" as many forwarded petitions as possible but will often give up on long lists, espacially if I am at work and get interrupted or if I go off on some link and end up "bogged" reading hundreds of comments.
Since I have a negative attitude towards my life (especially since my mother demanded that I buy an apartment during the 2003 stockmarket fall, which meant no more investing or big donations from me; and because I never have enough time in the day) please do not feel obliged to send me an e-card for my birthday in future years, a Christmas e-card, etc. I apologise if I do not manage to reply to those that I do receive.
Please do not feel obliged to read my very long Share. The only reason that I do not delete it is because some people have commented it and I do not want to come across as manipulative by deleting things.
Best regards,
Simon Validzic
(My name also sometimes displays as "Sime Validzic" because that is how I spell it in petitions to non-English countries).

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Posted: Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:45 am
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Adena Z. (44)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 8:58 am

ellen m. (222)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:14 am
Just saw this share, and I know what you mean about getting back logged. Somedays I don't have the energy to even open my laptop due to the hundreds of emails I know are waiting.

BTW -I hope you finally got your apartment the way you wanted to. ;-)

Simon Validzic (248)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 5:02 pm
I edited this for clarity on March 3, 2013 and sometimes my Shares do not display properly.

Simon Validzic (248)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 2:43 pm
Edited on June 22, 2013 since one petition has been closed and I swapped places of the 1st and 2nd petition on my profile.

Pamela W. (75)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:22 am
Thanks for the explanation Simon and also for the good work you're doing !! Understand your problems entirely and see that you have your priorities well in order. Proud to count you amongst my friends and I wish you well !!! Pamela


Simon Validzic
female, age 45, single
Novi Zagreb, City Of Zagreb, Croatia
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