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Response to Laelth (Reply #52)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 11:11 AM

56. If that's too much to ask, then I am most certainly disappointed.

 


When you put 'unthoughtful' and 'prejudiced' in a blender, you invariably wind up with 'dishonest'. It may be incidental, but it's the reality.

To me, reading for insinuation, double intentions, ulterior motives, and other interpretations of the words on a page is both more difficult and pointless than simply reading what is written.

It fascinates me to no end that so many people are incapable of reading and comprehending the words in front of them. Life would be so much simpler and less stressful if people with earnest intentions were not deliberately misrepresented by the prejudiced perceptions of others.

I'm finding it very sad that so many people expect that others are so full of ulterior motives that people who say what they mean and mean what they say can't be trusted either. It's just so very sad to feel like I'm an endangered species in a world full of liars and insinuators. I'm not saying that I can't or don't use insinuation, but I at least make my insinuations overt so as to avoid leaving questions. When I write something straightforward, it shouldn't be too much to expect people to take what I've said as my literal meaning.

The OP means exactly what it says. Trying to add meaning or motive beyond that is the real chore. Why people do it is not a mystery to me. People expect of others what they expect of themselves. Liars believe everyone lies, thieves believe everyone steals, and the duplicitous believe everyone has ulterior motives.

It is a sad commentary on the state of discourse.

I get your point, I hope you can understand mine.

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