Wanderers woes Disliking my style is one thing but attacking me with childish arguments and then expecting me to respond as if you matter or as if you deserve my full attention and serious consideration because in your mind you've made a good point is naïve and foolish. You attack me personally, I attack back or I ignore you. Besides most of you are so amateurish in your attempted psychoanalysis that’s its more amusing than insulting. What’s insulting is your motive to cause me harm just because my insights frighten or disturb you. I never said any of you were Bob or the American type in my original post and I only did so only after you yourselves chose to associate yourselves with my conclusions by being offended by them. If I say: ‘Most human beings are idiots’, why do most of you associate yourselves with the ones that are and not with the ones that aren’t? Maybe because you yourselves know subconsciously that you are excactly that. Look back at 'The American' thread and follow it through from the beginning; see who started name-calling and penis measuring. Should I have responded thoughtfully and seriously to these individuals? It would seem that those offended by my views are more interested in my psychology and penis size or my sexual orientation and when I reciprocate in kind and twofold they accuse me of abuse and arrogance. In their minds what is uncomfortable to them must be the product of a sick mind. But who is sick and who healthy is up for debate. Would not a healthy mind appear sick where disease is the norm? Would not beauty be considered a mutation where ugliness is the status quo? Unlike for many of you this Forum is not my life but only a quaint distraction in moments of boredom. I have enough friends and avenues of self-expression not to take this place too seriously, particularly after the crap I’ve seen you people participating in and debating, if you can call it that. I certainly don’t take myself as seriously as I pretend to. Look at the viciousness expressed by those hating me based only on my views and look at how they struggled to get under my skin and to harm me somehow. What does that say about them? Did they not expose themselves to all, even to the ones that they call cyber-friends? Did they not reveal their inner self and their real character in those moments of anger? Up until two weeks ago the preferred subject was Bebelina and her unfortunate departure and the usual philosophical subjects with no direct consequences on real lives. Philosophy that is not applied is sophistry, philosophy that does not question and challenge is useless banter,philosophy that does not force change, inner persoanl change, is meaningless. Perhaps you should look back with honesty and see who started name calling and the vulgarity and see that for most this Forum is used to defuse inner turmoil or excuse personal failings. Don’t be offended when you act like children and others treat you as such. I could care less about your personal lives, to be honest, I see you more as a microcosm of reality where human behavior and psychological types can be studied, observed and analyzed from afar. There are only a handful that I respect in here as serious thinkers. My essays themselves are what I think. Take them or leave them it, ignore them if you must, makes no difference to me. It’s how you react to them that is most fascinating to me. It’s my testing ground where I put my views under the microscope. Until now no direct contradiction of my views, besides the usual ‘generalization’ argument that has no leg to stand on since all human thought is based on generalizations, the 'So are you' childishness, and of course the attempted attacks on my person that were more humorous if even a little frustrating due to their malicious, vindictive nature. The only things I talk about are things I have lived and have personal experience with. I speak from a pesonal perspective and this is why I speak passionately as all philosophy should be spoken and as the Greeks did in the Agora so long ago. I speak with conviction because I really beleive in the things I say and I've succesfully put them into practice in my real life. Philosophy isn't some abstract thing that pseudo-intellectuals pontificate over with glasses of wine in their hands and the aloof disposition that pretends superiority but masks ignorance. An idea that is understood is felt as well as thought. An opinion, that is reached through personal effort and not adopted from another, comes from the heart as well as from the mind. If my pride insults you, too bad. If my spirit makes you feel insecure and inferior, too bad. If my mind threatens you, too bad. If my views bother you, too bad. If my challenge frightens you, too bad. If you cannot be inspired by my views but choose to confront them, then please do so with quality and not moronic attacks. If you choose the last then I will insult or ignore you and that's too bad. I only answer those I consider equals, the rest are my specimens there to study and use to test my understanding of human nature. I’m an elitist people. Get it?! All the rest is bullshit.