Eff's Rambles (Archive)

11/29/2005

Arrogance, disingenuousness, and independence

Each has in common an aspect of my principles on blogging, etc.

I try to be modest, though I am not without certitude as to the correctness of some of my arguments arguments and conclusions.

I try not to present my blog as more than it is, and especially not as what something else is.

And, while my overall opinions might not always be independent, I do try to practice one kind of independence (the kind most important to me), that of coming to a conclusion based on my own unique reasoning. Though I am not free from the influence of others, I am the type, and have done this, to debate the arguments of people even when we agree upon the contention. I suspect that can lead some to think my overall opinion on an issue is the opposite of theirs. But that is not necessarily the case. I might just think his argument is bad.

7 Comments:

  • Now, how about translating that in English, so my pre-historic pea brain can understand.

    By Blogger adfjkaj, at 11/29/2005 11:43:00 AM  

  • I revised it, hopefully enough, but the grammar was hardly so flawed that simple effort on a reader's part could not have made it understandable. Even if the grammar is still inaccurate, it is certainly good enough for the meaning to be understood, as it was in its earlier form. I tried not to be bothered by your comments, and I do hope you will comment elsewhere in my blog, but I do not like condescending sarcasm, even if also intended as constructive criticism. Please do not disrespect me again, I have never done so to you.

    By Blogger Eff, at 11/30/2005 08:46:00 AM  

  • I'm sorry you perceived my comments as sarcasm. No disrespect was intended. I truly just didn't understand what you wrote. But, if you still think it was sarcasm, then I'll respect your privacy and refrain from posting here again.

    By Blogger adfjkaj, at 11/30/2005 03:40:00 PM  

  • I want you to post (I wish more would post), and I made that clear in my last reply.

    I can handle some sarcasm. If you did not intend for your comment to be seen as sarcastic, I am sorry for misunderstanding it. But if you did not understand what I wrote, I would think there are better ways to express that than to imply that a mere simpleton could not understand my post, and I would think you often allow grammatical errors to pass without leaving such comments as you did. I simply find it hard to believe that my post was that confusing. If it was, then I need to work on being more concise. Unfortunately, I think, speak and write nuanced. I always have. If you think this post is muddled, it ranks low on the complicated meter compared to some of my other ones.

    By Blogger Eff, at 12/01/2005 06:30:00 AM  

  • Eff,

    I will definitely post again on your site. I'm not dissuaded by negativity from anyone. You would know this if you ever visited my site and saw the comments I receive, or observe my comments on other's blogs.

    Now, I don't want you to take this the wrong way because you seem like a sharp individual. However, if you answer everyone who comments on your blog in a similar manner (that you did to me initially) this may explain why it's been a ghost town on your blog. I quote one line in your initial response (to me) that caught my attention specifically, "Please don't disrepsect(sic) me again". This type of comment quite possibly can be misinterpreted as aggression, and many people would just not come back. For example, my brother loves to post all over the net and if he encounters someone with a negative attitude or aggressive comment, he just moves on. Of course, not all people are like my brother, but many are. I, for example, am not like my brother. I will just keep posting until someone actually forbids me to comment, and then I stop.

    Now, how would I answer a similar question on my blog if someone asked me the same question I asked of you. To refresh your memory, on my first post, I simply said, "Now, how about translating that in English, so my pre-historic pea brain can understand".

    I would probably answer someone with this question as follows, "Can you be more specific as to what you didn't understand about my post. Is there anything that I can clarify for you?." This type of response (to me) would have politely put me back on guard and I would have either had to answer you in a more coherent manner, or quit posting, (i.e., Crap or get off the pot).

    At this point, I've re-read your post a few times, and I think I quite understand it now, (as well as my pea brain can understand). I'm willing to tell you line by line what I think of your post (if you want).

    If you choose not to allow me to post again, than I will respectfully allow you to remain once again in the solitude of your comments.

    Scruffy

    By Blogger adfjkaj, at 12/01/2005 02:36:00 PM  

  • Your comments, as I percieved them, are nowhere near offensive enough for me to consider asking you to never comment again.

    I could challenge you on some of the points you make, though I also agree with you on some of what you have said. But I think trying to carry this issue further would just be uncessarily divisive. So I shall drop it and burry it in the name of peace.

    But, there is one minor point I must make. I did not misspell disrespect, nor did I contract the words 'do and 'not.' So there!

    By Blogger Eff, at 12/01/2005 10:58:00 PM  

  • Ok, I agree. Peace man! And you're good! You corrected that misspelling didn't you. (wink wink)

    By Blogger adfjkaj, at 12/02/2005 12:34:00 AM  

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