Comments on "Respecting your elders" - Faerye Net 2007-05-15T11:48:40+00:00 Re: You could look at it this way... 2007-05-15T11:48:40+00:00 2007-05-15T11:48:40+00:00 <p>Hee!</p> felicity Re: You could look at it this way... 2007-05-15T09:38:16+00:00 2007-05-15T09:38:16+00:00 <p>I see it as a sign of insecurity, actually, so I don&#8217;t think you should worry that silence is taken as consent. It would be very reassuring for the source of your miscontent if you were to slap your knees and agree to all those backward opinions &#8211; to confirm their righteousness. By not jumping on the bandwagon, I believe you make your own opinions adequately known.</p> <p>There&#8217;s a Monty Python sketch that comes to mind, about such an insecure fellow, seeking confirmation in his blindly accepted and very warped views on things about which he really doesn&#8217;t have the slightest inkling.</p> <p>Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, aye, aye? Say no more, say no more! ;o)</p> GreyStork Re: Conservation 2007-05-14T12:07:59+00:00 2007-05-14T12:07:59+00:00 <p>Whining is therapeutic. :)</p> LadyLong Re: Conservation 2007-05-14T07:49:31+00:00 2007-05-14T07:49:31+00:00 <p>I&#8217;m sure you and Greystork are right. I&#8217;m just whining about it a bit.</p> felicity Re: You could look at it this way... 2007-05-14T07:49:00+00:00 2007-05-14T07:49:00+00:00 <p>I think if it felt like indoctrination I wouldn&#8217;t be so irked by it, because that would explicitly acknowledge that I don&#8217;t agree with it :p It more seems like&#8230;entertainment-propaganda, like we&#8217;re all supposed to slap our knees or daub our eyes and say, &#8220;Oh yes! It&#8217;s so true! Muslims are dumb and women should stay home and erase themselves!&#8221; I feel uncomfortably like silence is read as assent.<br /> <br /> But you&#8217;re probably right.</p> felicity Conservation 2007-05-11T16:58:26+00:00 2007-05-11T16:58:26+00:00 <p>It would only cause consternation and frustration and friction, and nothing else would change. The philosophy I have been trying to adopt in my advancing years is to choose my battles, conserving my resources for use on things I have some hope of changing. If I use them all up fighting unwinnable battles, I won&#8217;t have any left to use when I could actually accomplish something. :)</p> LadyLong You could look at it this way... 2007-05-11T15:25:24+00:00 2007-05-11T15:25:24+00:00 <p>A troll who is oblivious about being a troll is still a troll. You don&#8217;t challenge trolls, but ignore them consistently so they might eventually get tired of their futile enterprise &#8211; in this case a feeble attempt at indoctrination.</p> GreyStork