reply to post by Wisen Heimer
Really... It's nice to hear everyone's opinions, but especially on a forum such as this, there is a trend in these opinions' becoming severely
over-intellectualized, so we must be cautious when replying if not all the supporting evidence has been accounted for. In reality, it's much
Where did you get the inspiration to make such a heavy handed claim? Was it any particular incident, which compelled you to write this thread? These
questions are much more interesting.
In the real world, there are limits and you know when or if you're about to get slapped across the face for slander or disrespect. In North America,
anyway, we really do live in a female-dominated social environment. Where are you from? Which social forces (political, ideological, familial,
pedagogical) have shaped your life? Are you male or female? The answer to these questions will provide a definitive conclusion as to the validity your
assumptions. The Internet is fun. You can be whoever you want to be. You are also free to pursue the greatest number of intellectual concepts as you
desire, as an agent free from one's identity and the social constraints such an identity creates.
However, the paradox here is that as a "virtual nobody" your opinions are just the random aggregate of arbitrary data, produced by non-existent
variables, all defined within a very limited space for which to construct such conclusions. The thing is, purely hypothetical intellectual discussions
always come to incredibly obvious and situation-unspecific conclusions.
Why not extend this discussion, because we all know the highly moderate, somehow conservative and universal path it is currently heading on, and we
know exactly where it will end.
I'm still unsure why exactly people feel like they have to come to universal conclusions. I'm guessing they want more of their own personal opinion
to represent a greater proportion of the whole. They don't want to feel like one small voice. Discussions such as these would be so much more
constructive if people just gave their own opinions, specific to their own lives, thus forming a much more complete perspective of the issue at hand.
Incremental contributions produce the greatest ideas... by keeping everything for ourselves, we, in the process, lose everything that is unique of our
personalities and society loses out on what such personalities might have added to the discussion. We strive to be everyone at once.
[edit on 19-1-2009 by cognoscente]