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Switch to Forum Live View Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid
4 years ago  ::  Nov 24, 2013 - 6:11PM #21
SeraphimR
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Nov 24, 2013 -- 4:02PM, mountain_man wrote:


Nov 24, 2013 -- 3:45PM, MMarcoe wrote:

Don't forget irrational belief #11 -- the idea that one side of the political debate (i.e., "the Regressives") is always wrong and the other side is always right.


You're right, the Regressives certainly do need to learn that lesson. They are not always right yet demand, through childish temper tantrums, to get their own way. They choose their "side" in a silly debate and stick with that even though they know full well they are wrong. Their "side" MUST win at all costs.


It's that "must" that causes them great emotional problems. Others see people, not sides.




You, however, are not one of those people.

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4 years ago  ::  Nov 24, 2013 - 6:49PM #22
mountain_man
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Nov 24, 2013 -- 6:11PM, SeraphimR wrote:

You, however, are not one of those people.


ROTFLMFAO! And you actually believe YOU are? You just broke my irony meter.

Dave - Just a Man in the Mountains.

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.   Isaac Asimov
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4 years ago  ::  Nov 24, 2013 - 7:45PM #23
LittleByLittle
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Nov 24, 2013 -- 6:11PM, SeraphimR wrote:

Nov 24, 2013 -- 4:02PM, mountain_man wrote:


Nov 24, 2013 -- 3:45PM, MMarcoe wrote:

Don't forget irrational belief #11 -- the idea that one side of the political debate (i.e., "the Regressives") is always wrong and the other side is always right.


You're right, the Regressives certainly do need to learn that lesson. They are not always right yet demand, through childish temper tantrums, to get their own way. They choose their "side" in a silly debate and stick with that even though they know full well they are wrong. Their "side" MUST win at all costs.


It's that "must" that causes them great emotional problems. Others see people, not sides.




You, however, are not one of those people.


"They choose their "side" in a silly debate and stick with that even though they know full well they are wrong."




Why would anyone do that?

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4 years ago  ::  Nov 24, 2013 - 8:54PM #24
mountain_man
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Nov 24, 2013 -- 7:45PM, LittleByLittle wrote:

Why would anyone do that?


Psychological reasons. Gang members do it all the time. Same mentality. This article might help you understand what's going on here.


The actions of some here are not those of a mentally strong person. This article will help you understand their behaviors.




Moderated by rangerken on Nov 25, 2013 - 01:35AM
Dave - Just a Man in the Mountains.

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.   Isaac Asimov
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4 years ago  ::  Nov 24, 2013 - 9:44PM #25
LittleByLittle
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Nov 24, 2013 -- 8:54PM, mountain_man wrote:


Nov 24, 2013 -- 7:45PM, LittleByLittle wrote:

Why would anyone do that?


Psychological reasons. Gang members do it all the time. Same mentality. This article might help you understand what's going on here.


The actions of the some here are not those of a mentally strong person. This article will help you understand their behaviors.







I find that to be a weak person. I've been there but I've learned not to be.

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4 years ago  ::  Nov 25, 2013 - 12:06AM #26
mountain_man
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Nov 24, 2013 -- 9:44PM, LittleByLittle wrote:

I find that to be a weak person. I've been there but I've learned not to be.


Strong people learn from their past.

Dave - Just a Man in the Mountains.

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.   Isaac Asimov
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4 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2013 - 4:46PM #27
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