reply to post by ReAdY2AsCeNd
Interesting how any differences of opinion, any slight hint of an opinion that deviates from the status quo is branded as 'negative.' "They don't
agree with me so they must be negative nellies/trolls/uneducated/unenlightened/and so on..."
It's such a cop out.
No different than someone questioning something Obama has said/done/will do and people scream racism.
Avoiding any sort of intelligent discussion on any given subject by distracting away from the original topic. Why do most practice avoidance? Because
they simply can not back up their claims in an intelligent manner. And no, I'm not talking about IQ points here.
Speaking in cryptics is a great way to come across as knowing more than you actually do. You never really
answer a question, you never
bring something new to the table... but you sure sound like you do. Leaving people to put the pieces of a puzzle (or non-puzzle)
together, leaving people to fill in the blanks you so conveniently (and, often, purposefully) place in your story/message allows their minds to wander
and eventually they will fill in those blanks, connect those dots, paint a picture of you that is so grand, even Monet would be envious.
Politicians are great at it.
So are cult leaders.
Subtly hint at things, sit back, and watch the fire spread.
You saw something you 'weren't supposed to...' tell me what
. You want me to listen to your message... tell me why
. You want me to put it
into practice... tell me how
. Knowing those things will not detract from your message, they will not detract from the experiences people might
have... without those things, people are left sitting in the dark, they are blind... what kind of person would have you blindly follow them?
How does one know their opinion is, in fact, their own if they are not truly informed on the subject?
Asking questions is not a negative thing. Asking questions enables one to learn. As we learn, we grow... we move forward
. Anyone who tells you
otherwise, anyone that would have you believing that asking a question or having a different opinion is a negative thing... that is the mark, a giant
red flag, of a truly unenlightened person.
Most don't have a problem with the message itself... heck, it's been around longer than any of us here have been alive, passed down through those who
teach, who guide, who provide answers to questions... passed down in such a manner that actually enables people to learn, to be informed, to
understand, to grow.
It's the messenger and his methods that most of those darn 'negative' people have a problem with.
Life isn't black
It's every colour imaginable in
And you know the best part? No two people see the exact same colours.
How is that a 'negative' thing?
Understand that and you're on your way. That's freedom, right there.
Or, you can perpetually play follow the leader.
Choice is always
...that is, when you know exactly what
you are choosing and why
And don't get your panties in a knot... that wasn't solely directed at you... more the situation in general. I respect your opinion and your
contributions to the thread... yeah, that's right, I do... me, as Open would have you believe, a 'negative' person
23-10-2011 by JourPolaire because: disclaimer