danisnotstr8 saidMuchmorethanmuscle, you're still missing the point. You see any attempt to praise as positive, and any attempt to criticize as negative. I see it all as truth. I would rather not go through life with blinders on. Too many Americans rely on feel-good messages, pretending that a high-school degree is an excuse to go on without ever trying to learn.
Well, I don't feel threatened by criticism. We just think differently. If someone thinks I am dumb, then I want to know why, because it's a nudge for self-improvement. If he or she thinks I'm smart, then I also want to know why, so I can continue to build on those qualities.
I'll make what I want of these forums. For those who wish to talk about how pretty the six-pack is above them, I bow to you and your freedom. It's really not what I am here for.
I'm giving you a funny look right now Mr...
He was agreeing with what I said and I happen to agree with him, you do seem to enjoy causing a few arguments and expand a great deal of energy arguing.
I also question your comment "if someone thinks I am dumb, then I want to know, because it's a nudge for self-improvement".. self-improvement... yes, that's always a desirable quality, especially as you get older and seem to hmm stagnate as a person (I swear people hit about 45 and they suddenly have frozen in time) however self-improvement is something that I see as a personal thing, someone calling you "dumb" but there standards is only by there standards, lots of people think I'm an idiot and others think I'm incredibly smart.
So you take this "nudge" and start changing to someone elses standard. Thats not exactly "self-improvement".
You might not feel threatened by "criticism" but you where just "criticised" and not only did you not bother attempting to listen to it, you put effort into writing a rebuttal to refute his claim.
Unfortunately, you are attempting to backlash against something you dislike by being as resolutely stubborn and pig headed as that which you dislike.
This shows of course in the few topics you have started and taken part in where you have expanded large amounts of energy arguing (I wont call what you do in those threads as debate) with other people and your usual stance is either much like you have just written, a variant of that, or attempting to get people to snap at our so you can prove your point.
I also find it odd, that you seem to have taken issue with Muchmorethenmuscle (in many threads) and have picked him out and been argumentative with him and yet, mostly ignore my comments and others who where much more cutting, brash, rude and so on..
makes me ponder..