Why do only stupid threads get attention here?
#61
Less talking, more stupid: (I love Jack Vale)

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#62
This is my cat, Beatrice.  As you can see, she's a proper lady:

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#63
(05-30-2011, 09:53 PM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:48 PM)wallflower Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:44 PM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:36 PM)wallflower Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 11:40 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:44 AM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:38 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:27 AM)Iolanthe Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:01 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 08:44 AM)Iolanthe Wrote: A lot of people aren't anywhere near as intelligent as they think they are.

Related to the Dunning–Kruger effect.

I looked this up and suddenly life makes sense.

That is why I think it is important to keep trying to learn more things when interacting with others. Otherwise, one becomes unaware of what one does not know.

Simply enjoying other people's company is nice too.

If they have information to share, or need information I have, then I suppose one could say it is "enjoyed".

So true. I have difficulty with relationships that don't get past the superficial. A conversation/friendship that does not result in the edification/growth of both parties is very tiresome.

I don't agree, thought it depends on what is meant by "information to share". I'm not friends with people because I necessarily "need" their information, and sometimes conversation just isn't necessary - it's nice to be in another person's company and enjoy their presence, their attitude to life. Having a calculated approach towards growing in a relationship seems counter-productive and a bit odd to me.

Right, but if you enjoy their company and their attitude to life, it means that you are learning from them, growing as a person through your relationship with them and vice versa. You don't always have to be thinking about it, it just happens. A relationship that does nothing for either of you goes nowhere. It's not anything calculated, it's human nature.

Hmmm ok, that makes more sense to me. Sometimes I do reflect on the virtues of my friends, and it's good to bear those in mind.
this is alot of quoting right here...
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#64
(05-31-2011, 09:16 PM)Gorgondie Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:53 PM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:48 PM)wallflower Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:44 PM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:36 PM)wallflower Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 11:40 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:44 AM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:38 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:27 AM)Iolanthe Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:01 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 08:44 AM)Iolanthe Wrote: A lot of people aren't anywhere near as intelligent as they think they are.

Related to the Dunning–Kruger effect.

I looked this up and suddenly life makes sense.

That is why I think it is important to keep trying to learn more things when interacting with others. Otherwise, one becomes unaware of what one does not know.

Simply enjoying other people's company is nice too.

If they have information to share, or need information I have, then I suppose one could say it is "enjoyed".

So true. I have difficulty with relationships that don't get past the superficial. A conversation/friendship that does not result in the edification/growth of both parties is very tiresome.

I don't agree, thought it depends on what is meant by "information to share". I'm not friends with people because I necessarily "need" their information, and sometimes conversation just isn't necessary - it's nice to be in another person's company and enjoy their presence, their attitude to life. Having a calculated approach towards growing in a relationship seems counter-productive and a bit odd to me.

Right, but if you enjoy their company and their attitude to life, it means that you are learning from them, growing as a person through your relationship with them and vice versa. You don't always have to be thinking about it, it just happens. A relationship that does nothing for either of you goes nowhere. It's not anything calculated, it's human nature.

Hmmm ok, that makes more sense to me. Sometimes I do reflect on the virtues of my friends, and it's good to bear those in mind.
this is alot of quoting right here...

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#65
(05-31-2011, 09:22 PM)EcceQuamBonum Wrote:
(05-31-2011, 09:16 PM)Gorgondie Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:53 PM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:48 PM)wallflower Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:44 PM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:36 PM)wallflower Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 11:40 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:44 AM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:38 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:27 AM)Iolanthe Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:01 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 08:44 AM)Iolanthe Wrote: A lot of people aren't anywhere near as intelligent as they think they are.

Related to the Dunning–Kruger effect.

I looked this up and suddenly life makes sense.

That is why I think it is important to keep trying to learn more things when interacting with others. Otherwise, one becomes unaware of what one does not know.

Simply enjoying other people's company is nice too.

If they have information to share, or need information I have, then I suppose one could say it is "enjoyed".

So true. I have difficulty with relationships that don't get past the superficial. A conversation/friendship that does not result in the edification/growth of both parties is very tiresome.

I don't agree, thought it depends on what is meant by "information to share". I'm not friends with people because I necessarily "need" their information, and sometimes conversation just isn't necessary - it's nice to be in another person's company and enjoy their presence, their attitude to life. Having a calculated approach towards growing in a relationship seems counter-productive and a bit odd to me.

Right, but if you enjoy their company and their attitude to life, it means that you are learning from them, growing as a person through your relationship with them and vice versa. You don't always have to be thinking about it, it just happens. A relationship that does nothing for either of you goes nowhere. It's not anything calculated, it's human nature.

Hmmm ok, that makes more sense to me. Sometimes I do reflect on the virtues of my friends, and it's good to bear those in mind.
this is alot of quoting right here...

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Now it's even more ;D
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#66
(05-31-2011, 09:27 PM)Gorgondie Wrote:
(05-31-2011, 09:22 PM)EcceQuamBonum Wrote:
(05-31-2011, 09:16 PM)Gorgondie Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:53 PM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:48 PM)wallflower Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:44 PM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:36 PM)wallflower Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 11:40 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:44 AM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:38 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:27 AM)Iolanthe Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:01 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 08:44 AM)Iolanthe Wrote: A lot of people aren't anywhere near as intelligent as they think they are.

Related to the Dunning–Kruger effect.

I looked this up and suddenly life makes sense.

That is why I think it is important to keep trying to learn more things when interacting with others. Otherwise, one becomes unaware of what one does not know.

Simply enjoying other people's company is nice too.

If they have information to share, or need information I have, then I suppose one could say it is "enjoyed".

So true. I have difficulty with relationships that don't get past the superficial. A conversation/friendship that does not result in the edification/growth of both parties is very tiresome.

I don't agree, thought it depends on what is meant by "information to share". I'm not friends with people because I necessarily "need" their information, and sometimes conversation just isn't necessary - it's nice to be in another person's company and enjoy their presence, their attitude to life. Having a calculated approach towards growing in a relationship seems counter-productive and a bit odd to me.

Right, but if you enjoy their company and their attitude to life, it means that you are learning from them, growing as a person through your relationship with them and vice versa. You don't always have to be thinking about it, it just happens. A relationship that does nothing for either of you goes nowhere. It's not anything calculated, it's human nature.

Hmmm ok, that makes more sense to me. Sometimes I do reflect on the virtues of my friends, and it's good to bear those in mind.
this is alot of quoting right here...

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Now it's even more ;D
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#67
Did I not prove my point?

Ask a question which provokes the ENORMOUS ego's of many American "traditional" Catholics and you get 68+ replies, ask something controversial and you get between 1 and 5 or a sabotaged post. 

I know most of you are cool and I respect you as people, but I get really angry about this.  I know I have a temper and should learn to "cool it" myself sometimes too. I am trying on this level.  :pray:

Just for the moderators: I am broke. I have no money and I cannot go on a Latin cruise. Sorry. 

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#68
(06-08-2011, 03:23 PM)mistman Wrote: Did I not prove my point?

Ask a question which provokes the ENORMOUS ego's of many American "traditional" Catholics and you get 68+ replies, ask something controversial and you get between 1 and 5 or a sabotaged post. 

Well, perhaps. I suppose I have not seen the latter.

I have found that many intellectual questions go largely ignored, or at least receive minimal attention, but from my experience controversial threads usually end up with pages in the 20-somethings.

Ask a question about God's existential presence in Hell: not too much input; ask a question about women wearing pants: a 26-page firefight.
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#69
(05-31-2011, 09:15 PM)EcceQuamBonum Wrote: This is my cat, Beatrice.  As you can see, she's a proper lady:

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What a Dame! I told Chef, my crazy Min Pin, about Beatrice.
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#70
(05-29-2011, 01:19 PM)mistman Wrote: The dumber the threads, the more attention they get. I used to go on controversial sites and attempt to chat with people, hoping I could meet kindred spirits: people who aren't geniuses but sincere and at least reasonably intelligent.

Still, despite the supposed Christianity of this site, I've had the same experience here as everywhere. Stupid people get the attention and "rep" points, most of these posts go nowhere, intelligent threads are sabotaged within 5 replies (while the moderator does nothing), people are rude and obnoxious, and this site in particular sends me requests for money all of the time.

Does anyone else notice this? I get REALLY frustrated by it, as you can tell.

It sounds pretty stupid to get frustrated by it.

If it is frustrating you, how about you stop reading threads you think are stupid.

And if you see a thread you think is intelligent, comment on it.

And start threads you think are intelligent.  (I sincerely hope you don't think this is one of those threads.)

And then stop whining?

Maybe that will help your frustration.

Seriously, what kind of BS is it to come here complaining about the whole nature of the forum ... there is gold here and crap here, but who forced you to read any of it?
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