posted on Jun, 27 2014 @ 10:28 AM
a reply to: myselfaswell
This world, the one we ALL live on, is one of colour and vibrancy. But in terms of the conventions within which we live our lives, there are no
absolutes. Rigid models are bad for ones psychological health and development.
Those who insist upon indulging in adherence to rigid models of thought and action, tend to find themselves prone to obsessive compulsive disorder.
The reason for this, is that to live within rigid models, is to separate oneself from society, because society operates in a much more adaptable
fashion. This separation will only deepen, the more one gives into it.
You have to accept that not everything has neat corners, clearly defined edges, a proper place. Some things just are as they are, whether you agree
with them or not. Thinking rigidly about world affairs for instance, will avail you of an unrealistic view of events, because trying to see them in
black and white, rather than the shades of grey that they actually exist between these polar opposites, will prevent you from seeing all that is to be
seen, or knowing all that is to be known. Specifically, knowing who the bad guys are, and are not, is very difficult to do if you have no concept of
the deeper complexities of the situation, the grey space which resists simplification as readily as a mountain resists a breeze.
In a similar, but less starkly important way, the flags a thread receives, and the stars awarded to a poster, are merely indicators of how members
felt about those contributions to the site, and the karma score is an even more ambiguous indicator, because if all one ever saw was ones karma score,
one would have no idea how one came by that score what so ever. The flags and stars awarded by members, are a good indicator tool to make you aware of
how your contributions are seen by others, and in that way have more value as a data set, than ones karma score in any case!