Havre wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:48 pm
I don´t think that is a good way to determine if someone is indoctrinated or not. For me this is more a description of being polite and respectful vs. impolite and disrespectful. I think it is perfectly possible to be "indoctrinated" and still be for example polite to someone.
Your uncontrolled emotional response to someone's words or actions indicates you have issues yourself.
When you see someone calling someone else names, and that person who is being called names does not react, who do you think is the bad person in the argument?
But when you see someone reacting negatively to being called names by returning that treatment in kind, it is difficult to see who is the bad person in the argument. Likely, both participants are bad, or at least not in full control of their emotions.
This has been said many times before on this forum, ' ad hominem attacks indicate that the person making the attack has lost their argument'.
The moral to the story? Be happy that your convictions are confirmed when someone attacking you can no longer attack you on the issue, but rather must resort to a different type of attack. Personally I use this is an indication that someone is backed up against the wall in everyday life, from work to negotiations to family.