Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. ~Henry L. Doherty
Whenever I write a blog post, I place links to it on Twitter and Facebook and all the usual suspects. I imagine that all other bloggers do the same. Sometimes, though, placing links on Facebook can be a real exercise in Zen Buddhism (er, I mean, in learning patience).
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That's great. Unfortunately, the purpose of the link is to get people to go to the article or post and read it before they comment. Many will just comment without reading.
It really dumbfounds me that so many people will make ignorant comments on Facebook concerning some subject without at least having the courtesy of taking a few moments to look over the material! .....
I mean, seriously folks, when a link is provided that gives information then shouldn't a reader at least have the courtesy to the writer (and the other readers on Facebook) to have at least read the material before giving a comment? Isn't that just common courtesy to everyone?
Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned. ~Mark TwainShouldn't we all at least deserve to read intelligent opinions when someone writes? Or are we all to tolerate stereotypes and ancient ideas that these people have held since they were kids? I'd hope that, as we get older, we study more and get smarter. It seems too many people don't want to read and think that, without further study, they have all the answers.
I knew a guy who, at 40, would got really pissy at work to everyone when the Tokyo Giants baseball team would lose. Whenever the Giants lost, he'd come to work in a surly mood. Really. I'm not making this up.
One day, I got irritated at him for such and complained to him about it. He said, "But you don't understand, Mike. I've been a hard core Giants fans since 3rd grade!"
To which I replied, "Oh? So what you are saying is that at 40-years-old, you still think and act like an 8-year-old?"
That shut him up really quick.
It's a sad day when an adult doesn't take time every once in a while to consider the way they think and act. It's pathetic when an adult decides that s/he already knows all the facets of an issue and that learning or hearing contrary views is no longer necessary.....
People have two ears and one mouth, but they continually strive to use that one mouth twice as much (more?) than their ears.
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~Eartha KittI've already commented many times about the sorry state of today's society adult population not reading books...
What's the difference between some illiterate native living in the mountains of Afghanistan who cannot read and a westerner who can read, but doesn't? Nothing. Neither of them read.
Or am I just being an old grouch again to expect that people read or to have an educated opinion before they torture the rest of us with their nonsense?