Posted: 16 January 2011 at 10:50am | IP Logged
Originally posted by K.Resurrected.
I apologize for not replying to individual posts.
1. If you seek refuge behind the concept of balance, you could pretty much squash any argument after that. Try that in any topic. You will know what I am talking about.
- "Uh, hmm, passion or profession huh?! Uh, hmm, it's very important to be a professional but at the same time, pursuing your passion is important too you know. Uh huh! Balance is the key. Yeah!"
- "Uh, hmm, physical love and its necessity huh?! Uh, hmm, physical love is very necessary but at the same time, mental love is very necessary too you know. Uh huh! Balance is the key. Yeah!"
2. If you seek refuge behind the concept of time, you could pretty much squash any argument after that. Try that in any topic. You will know what I am talking about.
- "Uh, hmm, Pakistan's current situation huh?! Uh, hmm, I am sure in time it will be just fine, uh huh! They survived the past you know'"
- "Uh, hmm, are Indians yet ready huh?! Uh, hmm, I am sure they are now; No? OK. I am sure in time we will be ready, uh huh! We have a great cultural past you know'"
- "Uh, hmm, is cancellation of IF ID good or bad huh?! Uh, hmm, whatever! You know. I am sure in time it will just be fine, uh huh! We survived the past you know'"
My final thoughts on this topic:
A. Acknowledging the problem is not contingent upon whether or not a fix exists for that problem.
B. Identifying the reasons behind a person's willful departure is not the same as crying buckets for him/her
C. Procrastination doesn't always work.
D. "This too shall pass" could the mantra of a defeatist as well as a Zen practitioner but if you are really a Zen practitioner, you wouldn't exactly be going giddy one minute, solemn next and back to giddy in no time.
You don't have to agree with me, you don't have to reply to my posts, you don't even have to engage in a discussion with me, but your constant dismissal of other people's opinions and/or counterarguments is extremely irritating. If you're going to engage in a discussion, the least you can do is stop dismissing every single point made by someone else as too vague, too illogical, or too mindless.
I asked you several times what exactly you were proposing here for members' whose "loved ones" left IF of their own will, and you chose not to answer each time. That's fine, its your call, but the pretentious tone so commonly found in your posts (even without the use of any emoticons) during a debate is not appreciated at all. About time someone told you this. You've earned a lot of respect from all of us on the forum, the least you can do is give us some of that respect in return.
I have a feeling that you've taken this discussion away from a general one and to a more personal one. If that is the case, then let me use your personal example to reiterate a final point. Whether or not you chose to get yourself banned or not, you were banned some time ago. People were surprised - they talked about it for a day or two. When a member noticed the red writing on your posts, there was a tone of surprise because nobody realized that you had requested that (or some form of that action). But after that, we all got over it. People moved on, discussions continued, debates followed, and although this may surprise you, perhaps even some intellectual discussions occurred in your absence. You came back on your own, nobody (from my knowledge) wrote long letters to call you back nor did they quit the forum because you weren't around anymore. Life moves on even when people go in and out of our lives. Similarly, the forum moves on with or without any one member's presence.