See you soon, Foro. A break is sometimes the best thing to do.
People are way too thin-skinned these days.
There's something I'd like to say, and it isn't directed to Jer as a person, I just quoted his post.It shouldn’t hurt your feelings if someone disagrees with your opinion, however forcefully.
From your perspective it may seem like "I'm going to hit you on the arm, but I only hit you lightly, so you're not allowed to feel pain." But from the other person’s perspective it could very well seem like “I feel pain when you engage in a normal and authentic exercise of your freedoms, so you need to constrain yourself to the point where I personally feel comfortable.”Sometimes I'm told "this is an opinion, so you're not allowed to have your feelings hurt." That's like saying "I'm going to hit you on the arm, but I only hit you lightly, so you're not allowed to feel pain." The problem with harsh posts, even if they are just opinions, is that they still hurt, the reaction comes in any case, and it cannot be avoided.
The problem is that everyone’s sensitivities are different, and in different areas. If the solution is to remove all the edges that anyone might find particularly sharp to avoid hurting outliers, then you’re broadly neutering the conversation and you’re going to wind up with a 1950s sitcom instead of a 2020s HBO drama. Some people would love that outcome, while others would find it incredibly dull. Are the feelings of the people whose freedoms are being constrained any more or less valid than the feelings of the people who are hurt easily?The only thing I can think of is if perhaps thick-skinned persons might sometimes keep in mind that sensitive people aren't sensitive on purpose. And when posting about especially touchy subjects, like other people's favourite albums, to maybe leave the very extremely hurtful bits out.
Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate it!All of that said, I think you have a reasonable and self-aware attitude toward this whole thing, and I can’t imagine that anyone would post something with the intention of hurting your feelings. I certainly wouldn’t.
I wasn't referring to your post specifically but to a series of previous posts.Well, I need to write more clearly next time. Ask Jer if you need details about the pork.
Very kind of you! Whether the pork eaten/not eaten should be thin or thick skinned, I do not know. And yes, it's a metal forum but there's been disagreement if votes on GMAC have been metal enough.I, too, wouldn't post something with the intention of hurting your feelings. Or anyone's for that matter.
Also, this is a metal forum.