04-23-08, 04:19 AM #1
Why do some people resort to Insults/Violence....?
Although I am Noobish to sci-forums I have noticed some discussions/threads tend to disintegrate into childish rants and insults, just as some arguments in life also resort to insults and in cases violence.
I was wondering "WHY" people who are more than capable of decent conversation/debate regress to ing fun and being rude.
there seems to be a few stages before the insults/rantings take over.
1) the insulter may twist words written (by the insulted) to give his notions/thought more ground.
2) the insulter may ignore mid-debate a point of discrepancy in his logic/notions/thought.
3)they also may resort to pertinance to avoid having, to question their own integrity.
4) or the classic anwsering a question, with another question
So how do we regress from interesting discussion-random points-denial-insults-(and sometimes) violence..?
Why do we regress from conversation to insults to violence
Is it the persons refusal to accept their viewpoint may not as viable through other peoples perception.
Or is it simply people do not like to be wrong...?
04-23-08, 04:44 AM #2
In my case, it's your constant refering to the members throughout. Instead, taking the discussion in different or, your own, direction. This said, I feel that people would result to insult/violence upon whatever grounds they feel necessary: for example, if someone is having such an attitude portrayed upon him (me) / her, he she will resort to violence/insults.
This forum is not one where people percieve things the same, and I feel this is a good place for this topic.
That's just me though.
04-23-08, 04:51 AM #3
04-23-08, 05:59 AM #4
taking the discussion in different or, your own, direction.
I feel that people would result to insult/violence upon whatever grounds they feel necessary: .
Yet I also feel that 'sarcastic wit' is an intelligent way to mock without resorting to insults...
It is in all of us, I sometimes find it hard not to resort to this when involved in a disscusion which goes round and round the same points with no progression
when I feel the urge to insult its generaly due to frustration...
It should never be necessary to resort to violence
04-23-08, 06:18 AM #5
Just as an after thought is it a way of protecting oneself...
or are insults a way of giving warning that you are prepared to protect ones rhetorical perspective*( if* thats the right descriptive)..
With violence being the last form of defence.....
04-23-08, 06:19 AM #6
You mean like offense is the best defense ?
Insults and violence are often a sign of powerlessness and/or social weakness.
04-23-08, 06:21 AM #7
04-23-08, 06:41 AM #8Why do we regress from conversation to insults to violence
Last edited by cosmictraveler; 04-23-08 at 07:59 AM.
04-23-08, 07:58 AM #9
04-23-08, 08:10 AM #10
Yet the reluctance to do this as they might be demed 'less able' or 'inferior'
is quite common, even though in all subjects there is generally somebody who will know more than somebody else.
There is a saying in catering (which I was taught from day 1)...
"The day you stop learning, is the day your career ends"
There is no embarassment in not knowing, but I think there is a loss of face in failure to turn an 'unknown' element of topic into something you could know about, with just the acceptence 'I could learn from this.
04-23-08, 08:13 AM #11
04-23-08, 08:15 AM #12
The most difficult words that a man can say are " I don't know".
04-23-08, 08:17 AM #13
04-23-08, 08:23 AM #14
Oscar Wilde once said, "Give a man a mask and he'll show you his true self".
That there monitor is our mask.
Last edited by EmmZ; 04-23-08 at 08:24 AM. Reason: typographical error ;)
04-23-08, 08:25 AM #15
04-23-08, 08:59 AM #16
04-23-08, 09:16 AM #17Originally Posted by cosmictraveler
The most difficult words that a man can say are " I don't know". ”
Why do you think this is so?
04-23-08, 09:18 AM #18
04-23-08, 09:28 AM #19
Violence comes from three types of individuals. The first are those who have an overload of pride. The second are those who have no pride at all, and the third are those who are mentally unstable. The third however, can readily answer to the first two.
04-23-08, 09:44 AM #20
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