are you mad? what is wrong with you? you are mental if you

@ESKARENA1 (18296)
February 3, 2007 2:23am CST
think like that. How many people start responses with words like this when they disagree with something that someone else types? Dont you think its strange that some people handle a view point that they happen to disagree with by suggesting insanity?
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@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Nope. Not strange..people've been doing it forever. Zapping gay people 'cause they thought it was a form of 'insanity' waaay back in the day.. People try to pick the firmest argument they can so people'll agree with them..more often than not this happens to be *gestures above to the title*
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
10 Feb 07
good reply ty
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@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
3 Feb 07
I am happy that no one answer to me starting with these words! It's normal that people have different point of view and MyLot is a good place to exchange ideas. There is too many strange people around the world... and obviously part of them is also in MyLot! Don't worry and keep going!
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
4 Feb 07
great response my friend, I intend to keep going lol, im sane and ive got a certificate from the hospital to prove it hehehehe blessed be
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@samsonskola (3357)
• United States
3 Feb 07
i'm with you! I don't expect everyone to agree with what I'm saying, but I've gotten some awfully rude responses. There's nothing wrong with disagreeing, but I always just say that I feel this way or that way, but I never tell someone they're stupid or insane, etc. This site is for voicing your opinions, not your attitudes!
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
3 Feb 07
thank you my friend, i was starting to wonder if saying this kind of thing to people you disagree with was a cultural identifier , but blessed be and thank you for your response
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@shywolf (4519)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I hope that I have never started a response that way, no matter how I felt about what someone else had said. That seems like such a rude way to speak to anyone. I wonder how many of the people who start their responses with words like 'are you crazy?' would have the guts to walk up to someone they barely knew in real life and say those words as their first words to someone? I doubt that most people would. So why do it online just becuase you feel more anonymous? It's not very kind.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
3 Feb 07
yes my friend, i reported the last person who did it to me and will continue to do so. The whole point of mylot is open debate and discussion without this kind of comment. Maybe to suggest someone asking questions you dont like is akin to mental illness is an Americanism, i just dont know but i do know that it is offensive and underlies a crass stupidity
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@Bizziebod (3526)
3 Feb 07
Hi, I don't think some people think much when posting on mylot, unfortunately the pound signs (or dollar signs) are usually in their eyes! I don't take mental illness lightly at all as my mother has suffered for many years with it. Although I do feel some people use it as a turn of phrase rather than a serious suggestion. It is wrong for them to do it though. Thank you for an interesting discussion!
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
3 Feb 07
thank you for your deep reply. I do see so many people associating mental illness with a difference of opinion. Im sure it is just a turn of phrase but it does display an underlying belief that for some people a disagreement or difference of opinion being expressed is associated in this way. I have been asked if i am mad simply for questioning someones beliefs
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• United States
11 Feb 07
Fortunately I have not come across many discussions like this. I would be too tempted to tell them what I think of their display of disrespect. I think that it is easy for someone to assume or accuse that others must have something wrong with them if they disagree with the thoughts that person has. The reasoning? It makes the accuser feel more normal and sane themselves. It is insecurity... nothing more.
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
11 Feb 07
yes i certainly agree with you there. It is as though they are not used to anyone disagreeing with them. I suppose the internet makes the world much smaller for us all, and i feel one of the unforseen consequenses of this is a cultural overload whereby they are faced with a world they are just not ready for. You are right, they deserve pitty, not condemnation blessed be
@joshdale08 (2324)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
oh, you've just touched a sensitive issue ther, at least, where i am concerned. i recently posted a topic and almost immediately, and one after the other, people have been bashing me. and most of their comments started with what you've enumerated. some people are just so hotheaded, they don't think first before they act.
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
11 Feb 07
yes its sensative to me too, i know it sounds silly, and i know its culturally acceptable in America, but to me its just rude. Thank you for your response
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Yes I have noticed that and had it in my Discussions, I have even beem called a Fool by a Member which I did not think necessary or appreciate, as there is no need for that at all. People need to control their Emotions and think before they respond. If you disagree, ok fine, no one says you can't, but when you do, disagree politely, not harsh.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
11 Feb 07
a plus for you, as usual gabs, we can always rely on you to put your finger exactly on the issue, blessed be keep on posting stay nice, lol