Arcturus Descending wrote:We can't even see far enough past our own noses - we need to look away or to run away - to realize the hidden value, meaning, self-awareness and consciousness that that life we're looking at might bring to us about our own selves and life. We see ugliness where perhaps there are gifts being bestowed on us if we would just take the time to recognize a human being as ourselves.
But YOU can see past your own nose, YOU've managed to realize these things- or else you wouldn't have been able to think of the above. So when you say 'the human race is like this', what you really mean is, "The human race, with the exception of a me and a few other super exceptional people, is like this".
It's just base elitism. Why don't you say what you think, instead of saying what you think with the grandstanding about how sad it is that most people in the world aren't sophisticated enough to agree with you?
I realize you didn't MEAN what you said in an elitist, condescending sense, but that IS exactly what you did. In a thread about equality, irony of ironies.
Tell me, Uccisore, what do they say about those who assume - they make asses of themselves.
When I said: Maybe because most
of us have tunnel vision, why would you assume that I was excluding
myself from those who have tunnel vision? I said most
because there ARE those who do not have tunnel vision and are able to see at least most of the picture and if they cannot, they still do not judge. The fact that I am able to see something does not mean that I am a finished product insofar as moving away from it is concerned. It simply means that it IS what I see. I suppose that in the future, I will have to clarify things by making a commentary on myself.
Nevertheless, arcturus couldn't have possibly MADE the statements he did if he was including himself, check this out:
Though it's sort of nice - you making another assumption - that I am a male - I am woman and enjoy being a woman. So there you go again, making another assumption 'he'.
I suppose that you are capable of looking deeply into me and knowing without the shadow of a doubt that I could not have possibly made those statements WITHOUT INCLUDING MYSELF. We all express ourselves differently, Uccisore. So, sometimes we will see what we want to see because we are looking with our 'eyes' and not those of the other person.
I realize you didn't MEAN what you said in an elitist, condescending sense, but that IS exactly what you did. In a thread about equality, irony of ironies
There you go again - and how do you know that I DIDN'T mean it in an elitist condescending way...but I didn't, at least hopefully I didn't.
I would greatly appreciate it though if you would explain what you mean by - In a thread about equality, irony of ironies
. What was it that you were trying to say here? That ultimately we all have the freedom to act and to judge and to be the way we are, I mean, those of US (INCLUDING MYSELF - ARCTURUS DESCENDING) who are judgmental and biased and are not capable of seeing an entire picture or most of it. Can you explain what you meant. I was simply addressing the question.
And yes, there may be times when I would appear to be grandstanding - and perhaps am - sometimes perhaps not - I simply like to express myself and ramble on too much sometimes - as I am doing now.