I think that you are dealing with people who cannot comprehend the main point. I have noticed that many people sort of simply "don't get it" whenever
any topic is begun. And, this isn't simply here, but seems to be everywhere.
The best way for me to illustrate it is that it seems that when one says "A", someone else can't really respond to it because the mind suddenly
makes some unfounded leap to "C" and then begins some irrelevant and inappropriate response/argument all about "C" that has nothing really to do with
"A". It is a red herring or irrelevant thesis or strawman argument response.
THEN... what happens? Everything devolves into a "verbal" argument that has nothing to do with productive rational thought.
I am unsure if they realize that this is what they are doing. But it is pretty sad, and I don't even bother to engage people that do this any more.
It makes me think plenty of negative things about them, that I won't bother mentioning here. But put simply they simply aren't worth having a
I have also noticed that some people instantly attempt to discount anything they are told that can be considered as good, or wise, as in helpful to
them, and immediately begin attempting to discount whatever statement it is. They also seem to NEED the one liner statement, which is truly
meaningless in and of itself, as if it were some pearl of wisdom. Memes are simply memes, and folk psychology is simply that.
It seems that people think that if a thing "sounds good" that it really is "good" somehow. This is the mark of the emotional content of thought.
It can be considered as emotional slavery, and is sort of equivalent to wearing dark sunglasses at night while driving. Of course, one can see, but
one does not see clearly.
If this is the kind of "people" we have become, then issues about a government gone awry, gmo foods, tsa buffoons at the airport and etc., are pale
in comparisson. It saddens me.
Can it be the foods? Can it be the constant pinging of the emotions on the boob tube and radio? Are people actually being sort of trained for this
sort of response? Does it have to do with stressed out folk that have racing minds that just flip around all over the place and never really engage
in reflective thought?
I do not know, but it all does seem suspicious when you consider that if we lack genuine communication skills, then it adds to the alienation that
we are all experiencing ... one person to another.
It sure is a problem.
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