Intellectual discussions vs. trivial discussions

@newtondak (3950)
United States
June 16, 2008 3:16pm CST
I have noticed that there seem to be less responses to discussions that require an intellectual response as opposed to those that require a short and less thoughtful response. Which type of discussion would you prefer and why?
9 responses
• United States
17 Jun 08
I might be that people don't want to have to use their brains...it could be a strain. I like to participate in discussions that I have to use my brain. Or discussions that are funny. I might even respond to a discussion that asks for tips for different subjects. The discussions that I don't like to respond to are the ones that don't make much sense in the first place or ones that have only a question. The discussion starter should also put in his/her two cent's worth about the topic. If only a question is asked, I would also like to know what his/her pointof view is.
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
I do agree with you. There are more and more discussions that are very trivial. I do not find these discussions worth much of my time and effort. However, when there are no other discussions that interest me, I end up participating in them anyway. I believe that intellectual discussions are really interesting. But, nowadays, if we look for more intellectual discussions to respond to, we might end up with no posts. Just my thoughts... Happy posting!
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@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
18 Jun 08
After reading one of your responses to my discussion, I decided to take a look. I think many people here may be looking for someplace to escape. With so many things taking so much effort, work, relationships,raising kids,whatever the easy answer feels the best. Me, I like to mix it up. I like to give quality answers. But if I cannot sleep or am tired I often go for the easy response.
• United States
18 Jun 08
It can be easy to hammer out quick responses which do not require a lot of reading or thought, but I don't like to post that way myself. Not usually.
@Dr_Gonzo (40)
• Greece
16 Jun 08
Definetly intellectual discussions! Anyone can respond to "what is your favorite color?", but I'd rather spend my time discussing something that stimulates my mind.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I totally agree. I think if people put a little more time and effort in their discussions, it would make responding a lot more interesting.
@snowy22315 (76346)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I prefer a discussion that gets my interest peaked. It can be anything though intellectual, non intellectual, fun serious, it doesnt really matter. This is a good topic to discuss.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I like something that makes me think. It takes longer to respond, but make the effort more worthwhile.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I've seen this plenty of times. Some people really are here for the change and won't participate in anything even remotely cerebral. On the other hand, the discussions have to be interesting and people do have their subjective tastes when it comes to responding to things on mylot (and anywhere else). I prefer whatever responses are interesting at the time. I've been in plenty of intellectual discussions and held a few of my own. However, I'll respond to whatever I wish, same as anyone else here.
• United States
16 Jun 08
I've noticed this too. I think it's just easier, I guess, to post quick answers to questions that don't require a huge amount of thought. But I can't speak for everyone. I try and do both. I'm not really picky about the discussions. I just want to make sure I get my point across or showcase my personality.
• Malaysia
16 Jun 08
It not matter at all, the important is, is the discussion in your interest? I will answer most question about my interest.
• United States
16 Jun 08
I don't think the two are mutually exclusive. Some of the smallest most trivial discussions are the most thought provoking. I am a very interested student of human nature. I like to study people and what makes them tic. You can glen the best information from the smallest of thoughts.