posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 11:32 AM
a reply to: bgerbger
Heres the thing, bgerbger:
The presence of stars does not make a difference to ones ability to read a post without bias. The only thing that stars do for a post, is show you
whether people agreed with it or not, whether they found something of value in it or not, whether they liked something about it. That does not really
give you any solid information, so when deciding on what to reply to, and how, its best to put stars completely out of your mind, and refuse to allow
that sort of information, to bias you toward, or away from a position detailed within a given post.
Its like movies, right? I have seen lots of movies that got very poor ratings, that were nonetheless, FANTASTIC movies. I have seen movies which got
fantastic ratings, and were nonetheless terrible movies, and I still recognise the awesomeness and the terribleness of these things respectively,
despite the press telling me how good or bad they were supposed to be. I made up my own mind about movies, and I make up my own mind about posts and
threads. The only thing that needs to change, therefore, is whether you find it possible/easy, to become immune to the collective opinions of others,
when forming your own. If you do not find that possible or easy at present, I would advise training that sort of thing out of yourself entirely, if
you want to feel that your opinion is truly your own, rather than being influenced by that of others.