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markendsley
10-09-2010, 07:19 PM
Often when typing things on these Forums, I wonder if anyone will ever be even the least bit swayed by what I say here. Looking it at, I don't think I like being here because I want to convince anybody of anything. The truth is, I need the intellectual stimulation, this Forum is much better than AWE was in that respect. There are a lot of people here who do get me to think, and sometimes (rarely) can get me to change my mind on a subject, or at least the way I see it as a whole. More often, someone will help me to understand a point of view that is not my own.

The biggest reason I'm here, is that I'm constantly looking for points of view that conflict with my own.

The Man Myth Legend
10-09-2010, 07:21 PM
Often when typing things on these Forums, I wonder if anyone will ever be even the least bit swayed by what I say here. Looking it at, I don't think I like being here because I want to convince anybody of anything. The truth is, I need the intellectual stimulation, this Forum is much better than AWE was in that respect. There are a lot of people here who do get me to think, and sometimes (rarely) can get me to change my mind on a subject, or at least the way I see it as a whole. More often, someone will help me to understand a point of view that is not my own.

The biggest reason I'm here, is that I'm constantly looking for points of view that conflict with my own.

Which are?

markendsley
10-09-2010, 07:23 PM
Which are?

Everyone on here, to a point.

The Man Myth Legend
10-09-2010, 07:27 PM
Everyone on here, to a point.

Well, that clears that up.

okpstman
10-09-2010, 07:27 PM
Debate, and different views, is a good thing.

We all should take care not to fall into 'group think'.....even if it's a group we like.