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I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

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Ignorance is not intent.
Asking to learn is not affront.
Offended is not entitled.

This vocabulary lesson brought to you courtesy of a few folks.
  • Turning that request into an attempt to denigrate the addressee's worth just hands the other party the upper hand. Which... kind of seems at odds with the intention.

    I think the effective purpose of many of these practices is not to achieve successful outcomes -- people enlightened, allies created -- but to engineer a certain kind of dramatic failure that reinforces the actor's sense of righteous anger, and gives them stories to share with their community.
    • I've often thought this as well, st_rev. And it depresses me, honestly- probably because I'm one of those rare people more interested in being correct than in being right. I'd much rather say 'aah- I didn't get this right, instead ____' instead of invest time into a losing/daft proposition.
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