I suppose someone who believes himself to deserve equal treatment while stating something like ‘women are much more interesting than men’ isn’t to discuss with in the first place. It makes you look like a douche, end of story.
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Seems like I made some people angry, didn’t I? Well, it was to be expected.
This is exactly what happened to me when I saw this one post of yours - and others - at first. It made me angry and even though that I wasn’t addressed, I still felt offended for that matter.
Now, of course it would’ve been easy to directly react on any of it and write a hateful rant about how arrogant and ignorant people behave and how mindlessly they post such statements on a daily basis almost. But what would it have been good for other than to make myself look like a huge crybaby and being targeted by people as just another ignorant swine who ‘has no idea of what he is talking about’?
After all it is none of my business and I needn’t to understand and agree with any of it. And since people nowadays are waving their opinions around more than ever, why would I even start to discuss them?
No, you can believe whatever you want. If it is that you find women so much more interesting than men, I am cool with that. I know where this statement came from, since I did a little bit of research before.
What I tried to do - and obviously achieved - with this little post of mine was not to fight your beliefs but to reflect how they are translated to those who are confronted with them.
Especially with strong statements like these, it doesn’t take much to offend and hurt people. As you most definitely saw by yourself.
Now, even I may look like the douche to you, you should know by now that I certainly don’t mind further discussions. I’d suggest we’d do so for ourselves though. I see no need in making this a gladiators fight.
Anger is not the point. I don’t care about what or who makes me angry, I can deal with that on my own. I don’t care about whether you agree with me or not, about what you say - it’s about how you say it.
Your language, your behaviour hurt me.
My post was not hateful. I do not feel any hate at all and have no idea where you take that from.
So do I get it right that me being affected by your actions - and this is not about mindless people’s actions, but about yours, as you know that you have incomparably more effect on me than ‘people’ do - makes me a huge crybaby?
Furthermore on that - I do agree that starting to discuss with people about every opinion expressed won’t get anyone anywhere and now accept that this counts for me, too.
If you did your research, your post did not apply to me, but to whatever source you where referring to. If that indeed is the case, I take back what I said.
I can only repeat that for me there’s a huge difference between ‘people’ and those I call my friends…and maybe it’s too much, but I expect my friends to tell me when they are offended/angered/hurt.
Thank you for your offer for further discussion, I’ll gladly accept it - just not now, if you allow, since I’ve got a presentation tomorrow that I haven’t even rehearsed for properly yet…