Thought provoking discussions
September 12, 2008 3:32pm CST
Hi people. I, like many people, love thought provoking discussions. You know, the ones that ask you something that really makes you think and consider the answer, and then respond with a well thought out and elaborate answer. Well maybe that's not everyone's definition of thought provoking, but it is mine or at least part of it. So, I am wondering for all of you, what is the most thought provoking myLot discussion you have ever responded to, at least that you remember, and what is your personal definition of thought provoking. Also, I kind of suck at coming up with good thought provoking discussions. I have done so from time to time but mine seem to be a bit bland, at least to me. So someone give me some ideas of what you would like to see discussions about. If I am going to take the time to write one, I want people to really want to be involved in it. I want it to be the kind of discussion where I can read the comments and actually have something worthwhile to say back, you know like a proper discussion. Most of these things you find lying around mylot aren't discussions, but rather qa type of things and most of the responders don't come back to check it. I know I hardly check the discussions I reply to because whenever I do there are no replies to my responses. Even the people that ask for advice don't answer when you ask a question to try and help them solve their problem. I have seen far too many ones where they want advice and don't give enough info for people to truly help because they don't understand the situation. I realize some of the answers to questions can be personal but it should be responded that they don't feel comfortable sharing or whatever. I try to read over all the discussions I started at least annd if someone leaves a comment I reply to it, but sometimes I feel I am wasting my time. I have started discussions about things like Associated Content and whatever else and people ask for more info. Then I give it to them and half of them never come back to read my response. Anyway though that is a little off the topic. The point is that I am interested in thought provoking subjects to talk about. There was a user before who always started interesting and very thought provoking discussions, but I have not seen them in a very very very long time. I may also try and find their profile and get some ideas from that. Anyway, I will shut up now and wait for your answers. Thanks!
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13 Sep 08
Well as far as I can remember the most thought provoking discussion I've responded to is the one with regards to the K-12 education and the problems within the union of teachers. It made me think very well how things go nowadays. Well for me thought provoking are those that makes me think really well on the topic at hand. It can be a simple discussion about candy or it can be a complex discussion about the environment, but it doesn't really matter as long as I like it. If I like the topic, chances are I really think first before I respond to it.
13 Sep 08
I'm always on the lookout for good discussions that make me stop and think. I'm really not interested in discussing what I had for breakfast or how much sleep I get. I like to see discussions where I can read about other people's thoughts, opinions and feelings, and where people share their personal experiences. We can all learn from those discussions, and maybe become more understanding of others. I like taking part in debate-type discussions, maybe about moral or ethical issues. I also like to answer question when someone asks why is it important to act in a certain way, or to do certain things in life. Most of all I like it when the person who starts the discussion can give good comments on all the responses, in a way which shows they have read and understood what has been said.
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14 Sep 08
I am like you. I also like debate type discussions. I will admit I do not read every single response, especially on threads that have lots of them, but I do try and read some comments and maybe even comment on those. I think debate type discussions are really cool and I love to take part in them, but I admit sometimes I am not very tactful and can offend people at times. But then again if people are participating in such a discussion, they are either not easily offended or shouldn't be there because the entire point of a debate is to hear from both sides. Perhaps I will start one of those though. They are usually fun.