posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 07:15 AM
Believe it or not, but I'm actually pretty quiet in real life, and don't argue with people really at all. Usually isn't worth it. But when you
come to a forum like this where discussion can take place, as you are actually able to get an entire point across without being interrupted, I am much
The different between this forum and when I'm dealing with people in person is the environment. While there are many disagreements here, for the
most part what is said stands on it's own merits. And I'm not having to worry about some idiot who can't handle opposing opinions wanting to
start a fight etc.
And I think this is something that is important to keep in mind. There are times when it is best to watch your mouth, and there are times when
it's different. If I was in an environment IRL where people were focused on the debate and so forth, I would speak up the way I do here. But when
I am around the average joe, you won't hear much of a peep out of me.
4Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
5Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
6Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
7He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
8Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
9Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
So would you not agree that it is really dependent on the environment? I don't have to worry about someone "rending" me on here.
When people argue and reduce themselves down to being scorners, where they are calling you names and doing personal attacks, it is very tempting and
hard not to have yourself reduced to that level. And it really makes one want to get "Al Pacino" and yell "You dunno what I know!!!!"
But now if you are in a different kind of environment, then such things will be appreciated.
Also, when it comes to self love, if you take it too far you will start to get into self loathing. How can you love one another as yourself if you
I think of it as a line. To be on the left side of that line is to err, and to be on the right side of that line is too err. Too much self love is
a bad thing, and not enough self love is also a bad thing.