reply to post by xXxinfidelxXx
I have no problem with your so-called "facts" (other than the fact that you really need to reevaluate your conclusion). What I do have an
issue with is your holier-than-thou attitude.
You mean: "better than you."
It's only natural you should feel that way, after all. However, there is not much I can do about it. You are simply out of line, and believe your
role in this world to be something it isn't.
Those who cannot admit the possibility that they may be wrong deserve no credence.
If you are incapable of pointing out the flaws in my argument that I already know about... then what credence should you be given?
Also, when I speak of assumptions, I am referring to the way that you assume that I'm just like everybody else intellectually, behaviourally
Now, we are getting somewhere.
This is a reaction I did not place a high degree of confidence in seeing.
Don't get me wrong. You are unique. Each individual is. But, if you want to be identified by what makes you unique - then you can't simply follow
the herd (even if it is a small one you have chosen to stand within).
You could not be any farther from the truth on that front.
People are interesting creatures.
They crave social interaction and to satisfy a sense of belonging to a group or clique. They rejoice and find comfort in large numbers; not only
physically, but in pursuits of knowledge and spirituality, as well. The drive to belong is almost irresistibly strong in many cases - a phenomena
known as "peer pressure" and "group-think" (depending upon the context).
However, each individual is offended by labeling, stereotyping, and being written off as a mere drone of their group.
The question is whether, or not, the individual is self-aware enough to prevent these two psychological needs from conflicting with each other on a
regular basis (they will, for anyone, simply by virtue; but the occurrence can be minimized by being aware.
Quit acting like your # don't stink and maybe you might have a chance of seeing the wool that's been quite thickly plastered to your
You misunderstand why I ask you to explain yourself.
It isn't because I can't see why you might think the way you do. It is because I am not sure which line of thinking you are utilizing (though there
is the possibility you are utilizing one I've not yet encountered - which is always a treat).
You'll find that I'm less interested in your facts and more interested in how you utilize them to form your conscious view of the world. I've yet
to fill my schizophrenia to capacity - so I do my best to assimilate the thought processes of others into the Lunch-Room of Banter inside my head.
Knowledge, "facts," and figures change or get amended as experience and time continue. More valuable is analyzing the way others think and go about
Now, if I may point out - you just said that I am being presumptuous in treating you like "everyone else." I interpret that to mean you are
asserting the point that you are unique, and your thoughts on an issue are similarly unique.
Why, then, avoid specific requests to explain your viewpoint?
Well it's not much of a chance......but there is a chance. I will admit that.
Oh, come now. Look at the forum we are on. Do you, honestly, think I have not come across your viewpoints, before, and given them consideration?