21st March 2010 10:09
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Negativity - I Hate It!
This is, hopefully, a lighthearted plea for a bit of consideration regarding other people's opinions and beliefs.
In my opinion, it's very easy to "debunk" some person or idea by doing a quick google search, finding a negative article and posting it in someone's thread. Personally I don't like this. I think it's fine to disagree with someone by expressing your own feelings or ideas but this kind of "debunking" is very easy to do and, in my opinion, very negative. When done in someone else's thread it's a bit like going into someone's house and painting graffiti on the walls
Also, telling someone: "You are wrong!" is almost guaranteed to generate negative emotion in the receiver. How about diplomatically suggesting the person may not be right? Isn't that better?
Also, saying something like: "I can't understand how so many supposedly intelligent people can possibly believe this ...." is surely going to generate negative emotion in a lot of people isn't it? There must be a gentler way of expressing beliefs and ideas, in my opinion.
Anyway, I'm no saint and the above message is for me as much as for anyone else.
Please feel free to comment but don't paint on my walls, thanks
Last edited by justpeter; 21st March 2010 at 10:20.
21st March 2010 10:15
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