posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 09:08 PM
As noted-- hate is a harmful thing, and I don't waste my time and energy on it, however, there are of course groups or types of people that I dislike
In the limited context of message boards-- I dislike, collectively and individually, all stubborn, narrow, pedantic and unrelenting one-trick ponies.
All those posters who have only one viewpoint, who post that viewpoint ad nauseum and who will engage in whatever fallacies, distortions, diversions
and distractions might be necessary in order to nominally give the appearance of being correct. There are two things that one might potentially gain
from a message board, beyond the satisfaction of simply writing and posting-- exposing oneself to new opinions that are potentially superior to one's
current ones, and engaging in the competition of debate. These people not only refuse to legitimately engage in either of these things-- they make it
that much more difficult for those of us who so desire to do so.
In a broader context-- I dislike, collectively and individually, all people who feel that it is right and necessary that they decree how others might
live their lives. I make no exception for party or viewpoint. All too many people are quick to decry some interferences in the way in which
people live their lives, but they then turn right around and endorse the same sort of interference, simply in another aspect of life.
As I think about it, I have even more disdain for them, since they're not only tyrannical, but hypocritical.
And that's really about it. There are many other actions that I dislike-- bullying, demanding attention, hating, selling insurance-- but I find that
more often than not, the people who engage in these things aren't necessarily worthy of disdain, and are often more to be pitied.