Sunday, September 13, 2009

Note To Self: Avoid Narrow Minded People

When I hear someone use the term "sheeple" I understand that they have a Boolean view of the situation their remarks concern. To the speaker there are two sides to the conflict, the independent minded side (i.e. that of the speaker) and the side that is being controlled by some opposing power and not thinking for themselves.

There is no point in engaging in dialog with a person while they are in this mental configuration. Either side of their dichotomy they place you on will be fruitless. They are prepared for declarative communication only, with the purpose of self reinforcement. There is no chance at discovery or productive dialog with this speaker. It is recommended to disengage as quickly and reasonably as possible.

1 comment:

Marvin the Martian said...

It's one thing if they're willing to entertain ideas that don't fit their worldview. If they just want to talk, they can talk to someone else.