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Originally posted by Enkidu
... So, sure, go on and post your little posts that mean nothing but a bit more wasted time, but what difference does it make, because all time is a waste. Just long stretches of tedium puncutated occasionally by the thrill of horror, destined to end badly.
Originally posted by apocalypticon
Originally posted by AngelWings9999
Give the 20 year old's another 10 years, and they will start to mellow!
Remember those years, when especially turning 21, one had all the answers! lol
Man, do I remember!! I knew so much about life that I harrassed my folks into finally signing for me to enlist in the Army at 17 yrs. old during Vietnam.
My dad, a Korean War combat vet, kept trying to tell me "It's not going to be like what you think it is going to be like." Did I listen? Noooo.....it took my own experience of that reality to begin to realize that maybe the "old man" actually could get it right on some things. This is an epiphany which has only increased over time.
Now, if only my own girls, 16 and 24, would realize my great storehouse of wisdom...
Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
I myself am someone who forms opinions, i don't do it on purpose though. I like facts and read alot of them so forming an opinion happens almost passivly. I believe this is the case with most people.
I think you are right, people who form opinions just want to find things out. To discover something they don't know. The problem comes when someone has formed an opinion and won't change it regardless of new facts. My opinions have changed on varies things as new details have come to light.
Maybe the people who hold on to opinions even after new evidence shows itself are simply to fond of their opinion to let it go. Maybe they just can't change it because they have to be right, infallible maybe and admitting your opinion was wrong would i suppose mess with taht view.
Originally posted by undo
Sadly, some people can't seem to employ "Cranial" and "Anal" in a logical and accurate fashion.
Anal people, for example, tend to be geniuses (I'm not kidding). It takes that kind of exacting attention to detail, to rise above the common place, which is often necessary to achieve new knowledge.
And some folks will call people Anal just because they disagree with them, which has no bearing on a person's temperament, and more to do with having an opinion in the first place.
I had to ask myself that question, a long time ago: Why do you need to have an opinion about things? I still haven't figured out the answer to that question.
Perhaps it's a search for the truth, presented for public consumption, so that it can either be disproved or supported. Maybe, we who like to learn and form opinions, are simply hoping to be enlightened ourselves, even if it means that enlightenment arrives via a series of trials and errors that we perform via our cranial anal-yses?
Originally posted by undo
Facts are debatable..................
Allow me to give you an example:
You appear to buy into, at least in part, the theory that mainstream facts are more factual than any other facts, and as a result, anyone who doesn't