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by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Friday, November 01, 2019, 14:16 (14 days ago) @ someotherguy

Honest question, have you ever been in a situation where telling someone to chill out has helped?

I'm really not on some crusade. I have my opinions and not everyone agrees with them. And that's okay.

But yeah, I do get a little prickly when I feel like I have to constantly defend those opinions against strawmen and the assumption that I'm some frothing anti-corporate Socialist who's telling you how to spend your money.

It's hard to have a respectful conversation when what I feel is a fairly reasonable concern, albeit one most of you clearly don't share, is treated like some radical rant.

Among friends, yeah. Shoot, in a more just world it would be at least among adults. Sometimes our primeval emotions get the better of us. Sometimes we get so thick in our cycle that we don't realize what we are doing and what we are saying. Sometimes life can kick us in the ass so hard that we don't know which way is up.

On top of that, the internet sucks. We converse with half our usual social indicators. All we have is the rawness of words and whatever formatting we can muster.

Helping you pull back is what real bros do, they help to stop you from making a further ass of yourself. Unfortunately it seems an increasingly rare thing, but it is what it is. If you still disagree, well that's your business. You disregard a warning at your own peril.

It's not what you said, it's how you said it.

Signed,

The Forum Madman. :P


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