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Why do we need to "be nice"?

By markmon

2 years ago

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#125 2 years ago

OP, it means that people have different personal wants, the forum is a personal possession, and so the personal wants of the atmosphere/environment will be enforced.

Think of it like this... If you argued this into infinity, would it ever make rational or reasonable sense? No, of course not, because it's not rational or reasonable to begin with; it's a want.

In personal example, we have someone at my work who is responsible for creating, modifying, and updating procedures. The person releases a revision that makes no sense to any of the coworkers and we spend like two months (this has happened like 5 times in past couple of years) talking about it for like half an hour each day, going through the logic and rationale. So, what stopped It? Eventually, the boss asked if everyone understood it one day and if it made sense, same as he did every other day for two months, and I had had enough of the pointless discussions and said, "Look, how bout we say this: no we don't understand, no it doesn't make any sense, but we're going to do it anyways because that's our job and we have to." Everyone laughed, boss stared (has same mentality as the procedure person), and then we never talked about it again.

People can use logic, reason, rationale, etc. to try and make it seem like there's some grand reason to something, but at the end of the day, a lot of times it is simply an emotional, not a logical, decision and so it is impossible to ever come to a reasonable conclusion, and all the supposed logic, reason, rationale, etc. are really just masked rationalization (rationalization is emotional self-defense mechanism) which includes "being logical" as part of the rationalization for something that really would be better of just saying "because I want to." After all, it does belong to someone, so it's their right to be able to do as they want.

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