Thoughts on Thoughts

What really annoys me about internet debates is how inflexible some people are about their stances on things. Doesn’t matter what the topic is – science, religion, democrats, republicans, spaghetti, milk – there’s no grey area for some people. They’d rather sound like an idiot than admit to being wrong.

All truth is contemporary. We live with what we know today, and live with the knowledge of tomorrow when it comes. What many people debate over isn’t the truth, or even the quest for truth. They just want that high that comes with being agreed with.

BILLY: This is my opinion.
SKITTLES: Your opinion is not the same as my opinion. Therefore, you are an idiot.
BILLY: Everyone knows my opinion is the right one. Kneel before me.
SKITTLES: No, anybody with a brain knows my opinion is the right one.
BILLY: Here are scientific facts to back up my opinion.
SKITTLES: Here are better scientific facts to back up MY opinion.
BILLY: Your scientific facts are stupid because they support the wrong opinion.
SKITTLES: Your scientific facts are wrong because you got them from a website I don’t like.
User Melvin has been banned.

Better to be wrong first and right later than the other way around.

That’s just my opinion, though.

November 26 2008 11:09 am | Philosophy?

5 Responses to “Thoughts on Thoughts”

  1. Mjomble on 26 Nov 2008 at 2:06 pm #

    I remember when I figured that out and decided not to participate in a debate about opinions ever again.

    Life’s been significantly more enjoyable since.

  2. Chris on 26 Nov 2008 at 7:58 pm #

    I agree!

  3. Brittany on 27 Nov 2008 at 1:52 am #

    I used to be part of a website who was like that but with a lot more name calling! It was ridiculous! I laughed at them and left cuz I was the cool one! lol

  4. the beezer on 30 Nov 2008 at 12:20 am #

    i hate when billy and skittles argue like that, just makes me wanna kick them at osama bin laden.

    melvin: lol

    *user melvin has been thrown at a screen door

  5. blubface on 21 Apr 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    lol hehe

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