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jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Mon Jun 2 12:30:32 PDT 2003
So who is mocking. Not I. I would consider voluntarily
moderating this list as a monumental job - well beyond anything
I would have time for.
> Jerry McAllister wrote:
> [ ... ]
> >> I'm volunteering my time, network bandwidth,
> > Whew.
> Neighbor, for choice I try to be polite, even in the face of sarcastic comments,
> false admiration, rhetorical games, and all of the other bullshit that some
> people exhibit.
> Most of the time, I leave it at that.
> However, I sometimes wonder whether people who are trying to be impolite to me
> have the background to understand what I consider a "real problem". Most people
> don't think of pain as being educational, I've learned. Most people have the
> choice of not thinking about pain at all, much less wonder whether they should
> think of pain as a friend or only an old, familiar acquaintance. Sad, hmm?
> I don't mock people for being ignorant, Jerry; I envy them.
> And while it may be true that I envy someone for their blind ignorance, I've
> rarely found it beneficial to explain this perspective to other people. Troy
> Settle pushed hard enough to get a taste of reality rather than courtesy from
> me. Troy apparently was intelligent enough to learn from the experience. Are
> you also capable of learning behavior, Jerry?
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