loco4viento wrote:Hi Richard,
I think your "after you've learned to read" and "WTF is the matter with you" statements might make people think you are a bit on the condescending, arrogant or disrespectful side. Of course that is highly unlikely as I'm pretty sure you are a humble, kind, respectful person. However, reading your litanies might make a person think you are kind of a conceited jerk. Maybe a bit of respect toward others might make people want to consider your points. Just a thought from someone who trusts you are probably good guy and your ridiculous posts simply misrepresent you.
Thank you for your considerate and thoughtful post. Although it's more condescending than any of mine, I sincerely appreciate your taking the time and effort to explain to me that if I aggravate people by correcting them when they attribute incorrect statements and concepts to me, that then they won’t like me and they’ll get even by maintaining contrary positions which are seriously flawed.
Since you’re obviously at least as a good guy as me, and I have tremendous respect for your intelligent and thoroughly supported opinions, perhaps you’d help me by demonstrating your expertise at humble and convincing persuasion by detailing your analysis of one or two of my ridiculous posts. And please hold nothing back in fear that your perceptive criticism will cut too deep. When you’ve been a condescending, arrogant, disrespectful and conceited jerk as long as I have, you develop such a thick skin that even criticism from people as admirable and perceptive as yourself can be survived without permanent emotional scarring.
In fact, one of the most amazing and delightful things you learn by arguing with people who try to maintain unsupportable positions is that you know that they’ve admitted, at least to themselves, that they’re wrong , when they have to resort to meaningless personal attacks instead of coherent, organized thought.
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