Warning:It's a long post
BTW misunderstandings is also pretty common outside of ATS as well.
Ok Denying Ignorance is 1 way & looking at a situation in different perspectives is another way,but it doesn't seem to be enough.
hmmmm perhaps making assumptions too often and/or too soon is another factor that could lead to misunderstandings.
Jumping to conclusions does seem pretty easy to do,yet that can cause confusion.
One of the really tough things is that some of the things we see here on this site can be:disturbing,evil,cruel,etc.It's understandable to try to not
know anything about that,but I wonder if there is ANYTHING useful that we could learn from a "evil" perspective.Like for example:An old man kills a
kid just for the fun of it.People would tend to ignore it or say bad things about that old man or say things like"That old man should know
better!"or even try to kill the old man.But say someone DID look at the old man's perspective and found out something(s).Say I chose to look at his
perspective,so that I could find some possibilities of why he did what he did.But some would say he is just a monster,unless they look & consider the
possibilities of why he did it.
Some possibilities:He has a history of killing kids,He hated kids for a long time & finally decides to kill one,He was mentally retarded,Earlier he
got hit on the head & it affected parts of his brain,He was near his death & decides to kill someone to see what it was like,He was drunk & thought he
was killing someone else,or he was forced to kill that kid & pretended to enjoy the whole thing.
Not ALL of the possibilities seemed pure evil,yet some might get too emotional and/or judgmental about it.
NOW here is something that is REALLY bugging me(& other people I bet)& that is "Irony".Irony can really confuse us if you know what I mean.I'll put
a conversation as an example:
Geekster:I've decided to support the Iraq War!
Me: (Thinking Geekster's a conspirator or has connections to some conspirators or knows something I don't)So you don't support the troops that much
Geekster:WHAT!!!NO!I actually support the troops MORE than the Iraq War!!!WHY did you ask that?
Me: (Thinks Geekster is lying)Oh nothing,I just think the War is meaningless.
Geekster:But President Bush said that there are Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq!!
Me: (Looks into Geekster's eyes & can tell that Geekster isn't lying AT ALL)The WMDs are already gone.
Geekster:WHAT!Wait A Minute!WAIT A MINUTE!How do you know that?
Me: (Becomes confused)
Geekster: (Gets suspicious of Me)
You see!!I thought Geekster was a intelligence and dangerous fellow so I got suspicious,but I later found out that Geekster wasn't really intelligent
& wasn't really a conspirator as I thought he was.I was thinking that Geekster was smart enough to know about the REAL purpose of the Iraq War,but he
doesn't seem to know.I then got confused about that since I assumed
he was smart enough to figure it out.THEN Geekster got suspicious of ME
and thought that I would know something that Geekster doesn't know.
Oh how I HATE
Anyway,comments,ideas,suggestions or even questions for me?
[edit on 11-2-2007 by tormentor]