Originally posted by AthlonSavage
A recurring theme i read is peoples views of what is Evil. It arises commonly across metaphysical and religous threads. So what is evil?
How many times do we hear people say things or infer things through speach or writing that we see may have an adverse effect on a persons emotional
state. This often or not occurs repeatly from the source to the target so its very obvious its been done for the explicit purpose to exert control of
a persons emotional state.
It occurs between strangers who meeting in everyday interactions. It also occurs between people who are meant to mean something to eachother, via
direct or sublimal way. Well thats it really, Evil is simply this.
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YOu know I've found myself getting into internet arguments in real-time chats a lot. It starts out simple. I say something about something that's on
my mind. And maybe I write a few more sentences than I should (it's hard to stop the flow of ideas once they get going, does that mean I'm evil?).
Then somebody says something like "Shut up." or "Don't have you something better to do?" or something like that. I admit that I write too much and
once an idea gets in my head I have hte urge to spill the beans on it and tell the world, but when somebody reacts to me that way it always gets me
mad. First of all, I don't ever tell someone else to "Shut up." I do get mad if somebody states an opinion that's opposite of mine AND takes a jibe at
me. That's when it becomes insulting. But if they state it without insulting myself, I can work with them. But in internent real-time chats it rarely
goes that way. If i even start to express a complex idea or somnething that requires more than one line of text, it's very very hard to not have
people agnry and ignoring each other and taking it personally.
And I've never ignored anybody except for the spammers that do blatant spamming. By this I mean posting repeated xxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxx
over and over and over and over. I don't ignore people if they state ideas even if I disagree with them or they go on long rants. In fact, I like to
read rants. And yet I probably have more people ignoring me than anybody else in the world. They operate by different rules than I do. Or maybe I just
don't follow the rules.
I guess if you want to have real-time chats you have to intentionally keep them simple. I suppose what I should learn from this is to voice more
complex ideas in more appropriate places. For example, if I want to debate black holes, i can go to a astrophysics chat room. If I want to debate
design, I go to the designers room. But if I'm in a universal chat, it's very hard to shut off my mind.
My mind is 24/7. I often want to talk about ideas and theories because they're running in my head. It's hard to shut off. But more than that, it's
hard to shut off once I get started...
Now I know I'm not a great thinker. I'm not a genius. I know that. But when I get an idea in my head that I think is worth remembering, it's hard to
shut up. Very hard. It's hard to put a lock on it. Eventually it reaches a threshold and the idea comes exploding out and I just am miserable at
damage control. I get so excited. Many of my ideas do that. They make me so excited that I will talk and talk or write and write or think and think.
And .... BOOM. Usually it goes BOOM in the wrong place.
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