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Old 12-29-2011, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by AutumnalTone View Post
Some reason for the jackassery? I pointed out that a widely spread meme is all sorts of wrong because it obviously isn't accurate and sucks as a generalization. I never said others couldn't have a different experience.

Why take a shot at me via the strawman?
Sorry, I think my response came across as more snarky than was intended.

One thing I especially dislike about online communication is that all nuance of feeling is lost. I was not intending to "take a shot" but to to engage in a little light-hearted ribbing.

I was mildly annoyed by what I perceived as dismissal of my point, as "nonsense", etc., but there really wasn't any animus behind my response. I should probably have held my virtual tongue, or found some more constructive way to reply.

I'll try to be better about that.

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge" - Charles Darwin

"Mystical explanations are considered deep. The truth is that they are not even superficial." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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