posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 08:21 AM
I have watched this thread for awhile now and have thought this through a little...so I want to throw my two cents into the mixing bowl.
Please keep in mind this is strictly from my personal experience and does not reflect what others may think in anyway, but I have a feeling that the
reason many do not chime in on some topics or some discussions is really a matter of pride.
Let me explain...
I am not dumb, but I am not the brightest bulb in the lamp either, and when I see topics that are introduced and the members that are obviously of the
intellectual type are debating, I feel like there is nothing of substance for me to add...and because I don't want to either look, or feel stupid in
comparison...I just don't say anything.
This is a virtual world, so to speak, but even on the Internet and from behind the screen, people (or at least myself) can leave feeling pretty
defeated and in my case, I have "walked away" feeling like an idiot.
Now on the other side of that coin...there are times when I see a topic and the people discussing it cannot spell, no grammar, incoherent sentence
structure, etc...and I feel like anything I say will be way above the intellectual threshold of the people discussing it. Not to sound arrogant, but
you all know what I mean...surely you have come across threads like this.
So it is a catch-22 and dare I say that sometimes it is just hard to know when, and what to say. Nobody wants to feel, or look like less than his
fellows...but then the normal fellow does not want to wallow in the mud with the hogs either...there seems to be a personal fine line that we draw,
and we tend not to move too far away from its comfort.
Thanks for letting me share.
edit on 23-6-2011 by jerryznv because: ...had to correct my own spelling...