Sorry for my flip response. And yes, every day I have my tender feelings hurt by critics and doubters, especially when they are close to me and/or highly respected. But then I consider the story I'm asking them to believe and I see their point....it's pretty far out. So when I receive a rebuff, I just say: "ok, fine. Sorry I mentioned it, but please don't ask me for help or information if you find yourself showing symptoms." Surprisingly, critics often respond to this with more probing questions and not the general dismissal that I would expect. lol And even if they don't, I still content myself knowing that I will be found correct in the not too distant future, and I know I've made them squirm a bit in the interim. But imho, it's BAD Karma to intentionally infect someone. I would never do it, and no, I don't even fantasize about ruining someone's life.