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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Here is my dilemma. To blog or not to blog?

PC has killed the art of debate in this country.
When did stating an opinion on someones decision or idea, good or bad, automatically equate to judging them, good or bad, on a personal level. When did we start having to worry about hurting someones feeling when stating an opinion. 

The purpose of this blog was to test my understanding of some old ideas and my personal code. Except for one old friend (we've taken our descution to email), no one has challenged anything that I've said. If I wanted to get patted on the head and told what a good boy I am, I would join AA. 

Since I'm not being challenged on my own blog, I've been trolling around the blogosphier making a nuisance of my self.

What I've found is everyone just gets into their groups and pats themselves on the back and each other on the head all look for conformation of their worth from the group(I'm over stating this. They're lot of good blog and most of what I'm about to say is in reference to commenters).
Anyone that states anything outside the norm is emediatly ostracized from the group for even daring to have an opinion other than theirs. How do they do this with personal attacks on character and inteligence. Sometimes they will base their argument on the way they feel or how they want some thing to be. Not on provable fact.  They will base an arguement on an assumption and treat it like fact. Sometime they attack my spelling to try and negate the massager instead of dealing with the message*, and other idiocy.  All this makes me sad. 

The biggest thing I noticed was that everyone likes to point out what they think is wrong, but hardly anyone ever offers up a way to help or fix a problem i.e., there's a lot of whining. What this means to me is they are waiting for someone else to do the hard work of fixing what they perceive to be a problem.

So, my choices are (1) to stop blogging as I'm not happy with the current state of things. 
Or, (2) just except this will probable just end up my electronic journal where every once in a while someone will come by and pat me on the head and tell me what a cleaver little boy I am.

I will need to think on this,
Josh

*Has anyone thought I might be dyslexic? Not an excuse or playing the victim card as all this means is I have to be extra careful in my typing and spelling.  Grammar I'm just bad at it.

13 comments:

  1. Question: am I taking myself to seriously?

    Josh

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  2. Josh, dyslexia can show up in many forms, you might have a mild case- Most times mixing one letter or number with another is a 'typical' indicator, e.g. 3 and 8, s and z...

    I think you've hit some good points, and one thing about the internet is you never have to 'physically' confront your opponent, so people take 'free' shots, since they know there really can't be any blowback at them in real space. I don't agree that we run around patting ourselves on the head, I think it's more that we 'tend' to follow certain blogs/links and end up at the same places... Those bring us to somewhat of a comfort zone, in that we again 'tend' to look for people that think like we do. Blogging is an individual choice. I, for one, got into it as an outlet for thoughts and things "I" personally am interested in... What you do is up to you.

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  3. Thanks Old NFO I need that.

    I know the patting each other on the head was over the top. We just want to give each other encouragement and suport, but that wasn't what I was looking for.
    :-(
    I know we each do this for our own reasons and we should be supportive of that.
    I'm kind of disgusted with my self.... Boo who, boo who, poor me... sigh I need to get over myself and deal with the reality of the situation.

    Sorry everyone,
    Josh

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  4. Ps. I'm on the lower middle part of the scale. It's how you view, store and communicate language. I'm in the you see 4586; I see 4586 while I'm looking and concentrating on it. You ask me to write it down 20 seconds after I move on to something else and I'm more likely to wright down 5468. It's mirroring or flipping of information between the eye and the brain, and between the brain and the mouth/hand.

    Just some FYI on me,
    Josh

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  5. Wright... Sigh.

    Write... I tend to smash similar words together.

    :-)
    Josh

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  6. You should keep on blogging. Make people defend their position. No one should simply believe something with no thought as to why. Sadly that is the way people are in america today. (my opinion)Challenge them make them think. If u reach one person it is worth it. Sadly like mind individuals flock together so it might take time. you decide if its worth it.

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  7. Understood Josh, and no problem. Blogging actually might help, by forcing the concentration... Don't worry about remembering numbers, I can't either :-)

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  8. DEFINITELY keep on blogging. :) You have a great perspective and I like reading your thoughts on things. And I think it does make a difference in the world for more people to verbalize their stance on things.

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  9. Josh, I just found your blog. I see you have left it for awhile. Every blog I "follow" helps me because I learn from it - your blog is my gain, and I hope, if and when I have a comment, it is useful to you, too. It is free and you can say what you want - there are people who will be grateful to read it - and perhaps, give you some worthwhile feedback. My advice, don't give it away. Cheers!

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  10. Thanks Aussie :-)

    Thanks Phlegmy :-)

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  11. I'm also dyslexic. b &p are my most common mistakes and I wii even say north instead of south.

    Tell ya what I 'm adding you to my blogroll so ya better write something.

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  12. Thanks Jack, and I just posted something that's been on my mind lately.

    I think I know what I want to do with blog now.

    :-)
    Josh

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