It's informative to read all of the replies to this thread I particulary enjoy Agent Starling's take on it There's a bunch of really good folks here and I appreciate you all
It is very possible to be aware while maintaining the generous core that is in many of us. I remember the posts, but not the username, but remember that after reading a few of the posts something I couldn't put my finger on was bothering me so I stopped following them.
Trust your gut. If something feels wrong it is worth looking into. Doing so doesn't interfere your inate goodwill and generosity.