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Posted on 2012.01.01 at 00:00
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I resolve* to finally dismiss every initiate who thinks if I am speaking 1-degree off point, I must mean the opposite. I will consider them non-combatants on the path to enlightenment.

The elusive monochromatic spectrum
Honest to god shades of gray <-- Not a myth!

* - My first ever :)


codekitten at 2012-01-01 09:55 (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a good plan.
ehowton at 2012-01-01 16:32 (UTC) (Link)
We'll see. Apparently I said something similar two years ago this month: http://ehowton.livejournal.com/309234.html

Will I ever learn?
codekitten at 2012-01-02 23:06 (UTC) (Link)
"I wield an altogether different weapon - the torch of silence"

i like this approach. i've found i just have to walk away when i reach a certain point.

though i definitely don't always succeed either, especially when it's something i'm passionate about.
ehowton at 2012-01-02 23:32 (UTC) (Link)
I am passionate about anti-ignorance. This seems to perpetuate the problem rather than limit it :/
pcofwildthings at 2012-01-01 15:08 (UTC) (Link)
What about the polar icecaps? They're melting, right? ;)
pcofwildthings at 2012-01-01 15:10 (UTC) (Link)
P.S. Atlas is hot.
ehowton at 2012-01-01 16:33 (UTC) (Link)
Cheerfully shouldering responsibility can be a powerful aphrodisiac.
pcofwildthings at 2012-01-01 21:58 (UTC) (Link)
pcofwildthings at 2012-01-01 15:16 (UTC) (Link)
PPS (or is it PSS?) - Very nice graphic!
ehowton at 2012-01-01 16:34 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. And its PPS. Post-Post Script.
michelle1963 at 2012-01-01 15:28 (UTC) (Link)
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this graphic! Perfect representation of the shades of gray that occur in every issue. And the tactic some use ~
jumping to the conclusion that if you do not agree wholeheartedly with the discussion point then you must believe the opposite ~ in an attempt to win the argument rather than trying to understand.

I may ask to borrow it some time. :-)
ehowton at 2012-01-01 16:34 (UTC) (Link)
Borrow it? STEAL IT. DISSEMINATE IT! Wield it as a weapon against ignorance.
suzanne1945 at 2012-01-01 15:33 (UTC) (Link)
Love your graphic. Oh, how one can overlook those lovely shades of gray. It's the nuances in life that make the difference.
ehowton at 2012-01-01 16:35 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, ma'am. Sometimes I even amaze myself.

Edited at 2012-01-02 12:31 am (UTC)
michelle1963 at 2012-01-01 15:36 (UTC) (Link)
I find it completely mind-boggling to find myself in a conversation with someone who uses this tactic.

For example:

Me: I think marijuana ought to be legalized.

Idiot: And I suppose you think we ought to let murderers out of jail too?
ehowton at 2012-01-01 16:36 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, well I have my own examples here. Apparently I said the same thing two years ago this month.

Its a humbling thing knowing I failed.
michelle1963 at 2012-01-01 16:51 (UTC) (Link)
"Mythological Creatures" ~ well-done!

You, like myself, often mistake being engaged in conversation as COMMUNICATION ~ the desire to exchange information in order to reach mutual understanding. What morons we are. These others have no desire to understand. They are not communicating; they are playing game. Their goal is to win. They fail to understand that by using discussion as a game to win, we all lose.

Edited at 2012-01-01 04:53 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2012-01-01 20:40 (UTC) (Link)
Reading that entry this morning made me feel empty. How very odd.
michelle1963 at 2012-01-01 20:50 (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm...That is a bit odd. May I humbly suggest that even while you're discussing the same topic, you have grown a bit since you authored that post.
jobu121 at 2012-01-01 17:13 (UTC) (Link)
Well, we only have until Dec, 21st. HAHAHAHA
ehowton at 2012-01-01 20:36 (UTC) (Link)
Frakking Mayan sympathizer!

Edited at 2012-01-01 08:41 pm (UTC)
michelle1963 at 2012-01-01 20:52 (UTC) (Link)
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