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Re: Why result to insults instead of reasoned arguements? Was: The wisdom of the object mentors

From: Laurent Bossavit <laurent_at_dontspambossavit.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 11:03:33 +0200
Message-ID: <MPG.1eecc051f755ec51989a29@news.noos.fr>


Marshall,

> > When you insult people, you actively discourage them from listening to
> > you. Worse, you discourage anyone else who's listening in - and who may
> > have started out inclined to listen to you.
>
> These are interesting hypotheses. Are they true, I wonder?
> How could we find out if they are true or not?

You could try starting your next few IRL conversations with "Hey fucktard, there's something I'd like to tell you..." and recording the results. Let us know how it went when you come out of the hospital. ;)

There's a matter of context - over Usenet people currently behave very differently than they would IRL. I don't necessarily agree with Phlip on that...

Laurent Received on Sun Jun 04 2006 - 04:03:33 CDT

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