This was closed and people were flagged for pointing put the abuse of the flag system and unfairly silencing and suspending people when there are still trolls, racist, and discrimitory people running around freely on here.
I am only pointing this out because people were being realist! They weren’t being negative nor positive. As a realist, I like to point at the pros and cons of most things. Like: How will this mess me up or benefit me?
Agreed! We should not respect trolls or racists because "spread positivity "! How can I respect someone who doesn’t respect me?! How can I spread positivity when my every move is being attacked with negative thoughts by trolls?!
I somewhat agree. I do believe that people can be born good or evil, but their behavior is reinforced. As you said, they can get abused.
I also think that “good” or “bad” is an opinion. I mean, I think some things are bad, along with other people. Like rape or murder. While other people might think it’s good and think we’re the bad people, and vise-versa. Villains in movies sometimes act like this if you think about it.
Lol and same, I don’t know what I am. Sometimes I am too pessimistic and other times I am too optimistic.
I think spreading your voice out is necessary. But, we should do it in a way that is positive and effects, NOT affects.
I know that most of us people here are sad, disappointed, hurt, stressed…maybe even depressed and abused! And we want to pour out our frustrations somewhere.
And this somewhere just so happens to be our fellow goody-goody Episode Forums.
But, we as forumers have the duty to make this community a friendly, cool and welcoming place. So that the new people joining here feel comfy and easy to come in and not find it toxic to join.
Now, back to voicing our opinions – we should speak them in a way that sounds encouraging to the crowd…and not directly straight out negative, uncomfortable or hurtful. See this from the point that you are posting your views in an overly social site, read by many different types of people around the world. Post them in such a way that trolls won’t be able to flag them!
I mean, let’s say that if you were to be a fortune-teller, you would say, “You will live longer than your near and dear ones.” rather than “Your near and dear ones will die before you.” to your listener. After all, we like positive and happiness, not negativity and bad stuff, right?
And I know you must be thinking, “That’s so easy for you to say, AS. But, I have thousands of other problems to suffer from! I NEED TO RANT/SHOUT IT OUT!!!” Same here, buddy. Every one of us have thousands of problems. But, what makes us different is the strength or resonance in us to suffer those problems by ourselves.
So, um, I hope I sounded pretty realistic? No? Well, mhm, okay…
One of my philosophy professors at university worded it like this: Pessimists are realists, optimists are illusionists. We all know Murphy’s Law. So we should always try to look at things from different angles to make sure we are not biased or prejudiced, either positive or negative. We still are subjective, but we get a fairer and more neutral perspective of things, and to me that’s what realism is about.
That said, I have to add: @ELx, be nice to @AS007.