User talk:Mei II/Cunning Log of Mei/250310

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Awesome post, Mei! Most people do end up rationalizing their opinions post hoc, and often times the Internet (with its wide range of opinions and false information) makes this easier. Tetronian you're clueless 21:39, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Tetronian. ^______^ Of course, finding people who agree with you can be very bad for you (I've been reading Speak Your Branes a lot recently). I quite like this post, but it also makes me uncomfortable because it is what I really think. In my experience, saying what you really think can be risky. It's better to just make fun of things you don't think. -- Mei (talk) 21:44, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
I respectfully disagree - if you don't say what you think, other people will never get a chance to challenge your beliefs, and you lose out on productive criticism that would otherwise help you to grow as a person. Not saying what you think may spare you from name-calling and abuse, but it will also shield you from insightful discussion that often leads to self-discovery.
I do agree that finding people you agree with can be dangerous; I would also argue that reading too much of things you agree with is also dangerous. Heck, I would even argue that RW is dangerous because most of us here share the same beliefs. (Although, in RW's defense, we do foster a lot of discussion and debate.) Tetronian you're clueless 21:53, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
'help you to grow as a person' - Hehe. I've never really done that much growing and I don't intend to start now. -- Mei (talk) 18:35, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
RW is very good for fostering debate from my POV. IRL I am very superstitious and generally irrational. -- Mei (talk) 18:35, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
Ohmy.gif That was bloody difficult to find. Why do we have about 50 smileys? Time stupid Hoover! 18:43, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
For example, here are some things which are unlucky.
  1. Doing anything an odd number of times unless the number is five.
  2. Hesitating
  3. Failing to write down anything that might be important later.
I hope there is a smiley for this situation. -- Mei (talk) 18:55, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
Meh. I have this weird thing where I have to blow one my hand if I accidentally breathed on the other. Time stupid Hoover! 22:42, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
I like that idea and I might try it in the future. You're sort of balancing the amount of air they receive? Mei (talk) 22:48, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
Sort of, but it also derives from an even more irritating thing I had earlier wherein any sensation had to be mirrored. Time stupid Hoover! 22:59, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
I can see how that would be annoying. As a fellow superstitious person, I would be very interested to hear your rationale for these actions. Mei (talk) 23:04, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
Well, I wouldn't call it a superstition; it's more of a compulsion. I do it because I feel uncomfortable if I don't. Time stupid Hoover! 18:07, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
I think if there is a pseudologic behind the acts, it is more like superstition. Don't be afraid of superstitions! Mei (talk) 01:59, 29 March 2010 (UTC)