Someone once told me, opinions are like assholes, everyone has them and some of them stink. I really feel that this is only the beginning of a bigger statement. Something along the lines of, Opinions are like assholes, everyone has them, some of them stink, you better keep you nose out of someone elses, and dont ever force something up one of someone elses.
I can be very opinionated. Most of the time I try very hard to keep them to myself, but there are occasions that I feel too strongly about something and must comment or chime in on something. I have caught myself in two such debates here in the past week and both went the same way.
I was insulted, called an idiot (or worse), told in more or less terms to go jump off a bridge.
WOW! I mean, if you can’t agree with someone, is this how your debate? I am seeing more and more of “If you don’t agree with me, you should die” It is a TERRIBLE thing to tell someone off because you disagree with them. How can we expect to have discussions that sharpen our wits if all we can do is insult the other person. I had someone who had some great facts and points to show how right he was (I still disagree with him), but he just attacked me over and over personally. Calling me a child, telling me I am a liar, all while telling me his side of a story. I have no problem with being passionate about something, anything! But when you attack the other side, make fun of them, call in your buddies to gang up on someone, well, in my opinion, you aren’t worth the air to talk with (or the brain cells to use while typing on the internet). I dont understand how people think that it is OK to do this. How this is justifiable is crazy. It is physically painful for me to go through it. My body will actually hurt from the tension that happens. And yet, I still keep my opinion and give it. The one thing that helps is hugging a stuffed pony.