It just drives me batty when people project their exaggerated fears and fantasies onto others who they deem fit, even if only slightly, within whatever "evil" category they have in mind, and think that they are expressing some kind of "opinion" or "concern" while doing so. For example, people who express fear and hatred towards so called "objectivists" who worship charts and graphs, or who insist that "flat lines" are superior to all else and anyone who says different is a fool or something like that. IME, I've never witnessed or observed anyone like that to actually exist in real life, except for maybe a few trolls here and there. However, I've seen plenty of wild accusations and senseless arguments about nothing, usually stemming from nonexistent but perceived "threats," followed by making baseless assumptions and applying fantastical stereotypes to the author of said threats, and finally launching a "return" attack. It doesn't help that the person under attack can have equally poor communication skills/methods along with fears and projections of their own, although I have observed this happening with greater frequency and intensity on one "side" than the other. One has more of a tendency to lean towards (or have a mindset heading in the direction of) at least attempting to discern facts/truths (agreement, peace), while the other is trying to live the contradiction of negating all truth or common reality while simultaneously placing value judgments upon what is "good" and "bad" (perpetual conflict, violence).
Seriously though, how many times do people have to argue about nonexistent issues which in reality they all agree upon without knowing it?
measurements ≠ preferences
preferences ≠ neutrality, high fidelity
I hope I'm not doing the very thing I'm complaining about right now. Somebody stop me if I am, haha.
Edited by manveru - 11/15/12 at 12:21am