It was, but it was also completely genuine. Sometimes the truth is very useful. I mentioned compartmentalization in one of my posts. This is an example of me being genuine, while at the same time, eliciting a specific response. People do this all the time, but I'm pointing it out. It's subtle manipulation, that would usually go undetected. If things like this are wrong, then we need to take a closer look at human relationships. Again, I'm just pointing this out for educational purposes. I'm not attempting to pull your strings for the fun of it. I'm just appealing to your sensibilities to facilitate conversation. I wouldn't do that with a lie as fuel.Well I don't know if this is a just a backdoor to my ego but I may have fallen for it if it is:)
Topix debates, if you can call them that, rarely have a winner. Speaking of debates, I've never seen one on Topix. Debates have rules. While I think many here are capable of having an actual debate, I've never seen it. That's not really a bad thing, I guess. I would prefer to get as close to a civil debate as possible, every once in a while. But if it's not fun for me, or a learning experience, I tend to just look for and expose weaknesses. That's just part of who I am. I'm detail oriented. I consider that a flaw when it comes to having fruitful discussions.The truth is I really don't like having things so contentious with the handful of intelligent posters on Topix. As you obviously know, good discussions are few and far between. And I like to debate as well, simply for the sake of debating but not to declare a winner but because I enjoy the mental exercise. Ok..and i am a little competitive!
That sounds good to me.How about we just start fresh?
I apologize for the insults before. There a more sh^theads than I can shake a stick at on topix if i want to waste my time in that kind of pointless exchange. No reason to do so with people I might learn from and/or enjoy talking to.
Although instead of looking for an opportunity to disagree on subjects were we know it is likely, let's try simply to look for things that will make a good conversation. If we agree or disagree will simply be a consequence instead of the intent. We probably have a lot in common as far as our political views as I am a pretty liberal democrat.
Anyway, I look forward to starting over
I'm sorry for being a d!ck.