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Rahvin
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Message 22 of 103 (677446)
10-29-2012 6:43 PM


fey isn't a bad guy. He just has a tendency to take everything personally - if someone disagrees, he sees it as a personal attack.
This thread, it seems to me, can only serve to make matters worse in this regard. He'll see this thread as an attack on him, even if it includes some positive words.
I'd like for him to be able to engage in more dispassionate debate as well, as I'd really like for him to both stick around and not give himself an ulcer before he graduates college...but I'm not sure that this thread has a significant probability of any sort of positive outcome.

The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.
- Francis Bacon
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers
A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity. — Albert Camus
"...the pious hope that by combining numerous little turds of
variously tainted data, one can obtain a valuable result; but in fact, the
outcome is merely a larger than average pile of shit." Barash, David 1995.

  
Rahvin
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Message 63 of 103 (677640)
10-31-2012 11:39 AM
Reply to: Message 61 by Theodoric
10-31-2012 11:10 AM


Re: Who cares
Tough love, baby.
"Tough love" largely does not work. If you want to encourage a certain type of behavior, you react positively when that behavior is demonstrated.
If FEY gets a "fuck off, you rude asshole" even when he makes a POTM-worthy post, what's his incentive to be polite?

The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.
- Francis Bacon
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers
A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity. — Albert Camus
"...the pious hope that by combining numerous little turds of
variously tainted data, one can obtain a valuable result; but in fact, the
outcome is merely a larger than average pile of shit." Barash, David 1995.

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