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Originally posted by jam321
Instead of an exchange of ideas, and civilized debate of an issue or idea, it becomes a "I'm right, and your an idiot for not thinking my way" battle that is about as productive as shaving with a hamburger.
Have you ever demeaned someone for what they have expressed?
I personally try to remember that my way isn't always the correct way. I have had people call me or my thoughts blind, stupid, idiot/idiotic among other terms. When this happens, I have two options. Option 1 is to take the high road and ignore them or option 2 is to get down on their level.
I prefer option 1. I honestly believe that even if two people disagree they can still be respectful toward one another.
It seems that almost any thread you participate in here inevitably spirals down the drain into a hate soaked, name calling, spite filled fight. Instead of an exchange of ideas, and civilized debate of an issue or idea, it becomes a "I'm right, and your an idiot for not thinking my way" battle that is about as productive as shaving with a hamburger. It's the major reason that I find myself leaving this site for periods of time, as I feel like I'm losing IQ points by reading and posting here at times.
Originally posted by autowrench
Yes, this is so right. The problem here is that some people have Ideas,and other people have Beliefs.
Ideas can always be changed, when new informations comes into the database we call the mind, new ideas can also be incorporated into older ideas. Beliefs, on the other hand, are generally Set In Stone and will never change, no matter what.