We learn lessons everyday, whether they are big or small. What is a lesson you have learned from being on SoH?
People keep using buzzwords and half truths to prove points...also that there are some genuine ppl out there
Some people (cowboy) are so ingrained in their own beliefs (Glockman) that trying to convince them to change them (Chimama) will get you called everything from a pervert to a communist
There are more idiots that support guns without reasonable controls in place.
Too many people like nothing more than to be offended.
This offends me
Well. There you go. Lol
Some people have even made a career out of it
True that. A certain reverend come to mind...
That Jason Aldean cover bands are lame.
Cover bands? What?
There was a band at a place near my house that basically only played Jason Aldean songs. It was lame.
Oh yeah. The real Jason Aldean is good though😂
That people from basically the same cultural background can have outrageously differing opinions, including ones so shockingly extreme I've never heard before when talking with real life acquaintances.
I have learned to not just sit back and agree with my dad and his very strong political opinions, I have actually learned to express my different opinions.
Don't engage in multiple debates at once... Lol
Well yo be fair you can do that if you have a seven hour stretch to sit down and constantly reply to comments so they don't get buried in your notifications
Lol, that could help
Some people are more interested expressing and justifying their biases, no matter how hateful, than they are in rational discussion.
But there are also many thoughtful caring individuals in the world.
And, some things and people just should not be taken seriously .
I gotta pick my battles
Really... I don't pick battles I make battles
You wanna fight?
That the users on SOH are more informed and engaged with what is going on than the average American.
Great question, BTW!!!
To not always take people so seriously.
There are people out there that actually care about me ❤️
I've also learned so much about politics & just the attitudes of certain people about some things. I now hate politics & political issues more than ever 😂
Kenna I don't even know you at allllll and I care about you, never think that people don't! People always care :)
Also yeah, this app probs contributed from me ditching my poli sci major...
Awe ❤️ Thank you.
SOH has also shaped my views on certain issues, and now if my dad makes comments on certain issues that I disagree with, I actually get really angry on the inside. I've definitely strayed away from some of my parents views.
What are your fathers views?
Oh come on lands who doesn't want to spend 12 hours in a comment war that will be forgotten in 5 hours
I thought I was the only one that enjoyed that
Some conversations are better off not had.
You got that right!
I've learned that I'll need to check myself frequently after a Republican wins the presidency in 2016 to ensure that I'm not like the current batch of Democrats who are unable to see the damage MrO is doing to our country.
Just because someone is too sensitive, doesn't mean you should hold back. However, you should think about how your friends might feel.
Don't you just hate it when people can't take a joke? So frustrating. I have a story about this, but I don't think my friend would like me to share.
I was going to say, a lot of people get up in arms very quickly, and it's important to be considerate of that.
I don't think so. I don't give into the PC police. There's a fine line between having a good time and being disrespectful. Some people don't have the sense of humor that God gave an any.
Regarding your point, I really think if a person is offended by something, it's worth apologizing and moving on. We all have things that are important to us and it doesn't matter why - they should be respected however illogical it may seem.
I don't apologize for things that I don't feel sorry about.
Funny story, on my personality test, they asked the question, should all opinions be respected? I answered no of course. I don't respect a lot of opinions.
Well ok, I'd feel sorry about that. You don't always realize when you're being insensitive and I think it's important to make it a priority to keep an open mind that pretty much everyone sometimes is insensitive, even unintentionally.
And yeah, opinions maybe not, but the person who has the opinions, I think you should respect.
You have to earn my respect.
That's where we differ in ideology then!
I think we have to respect that everyone has a right to their opinion & to express it in a civil manner whether we agree with or respect the opinion or the person. If we don't, then the right to free speech doesn't work.
Political, I responded to your "joke" respectfully and then bowed out of the conversation. I said nothing to Bama about this. She took it upon herself to comment to you about the joke. I didn't even want her to. I didn't care enough about it at all.
Please don't make veiled comments about me that I don't deserve.
Political just because you don't respect someone doesn't mean you shouldn't be polite to them
Kay, what makes you think that I'm talking about you here? I didn't mention anyone's name. This is just a strange thread to me.
Kor, I'm polite for the most part.
Aw! I see. This is great. As I said, a really strange thread.
Anyway, I'm a fairly straight forward person. "Veiled" wouldn't describe me, but if you need any clarification, I would be more than happy to spell it out.
Well I'd say calling someone something they clearly take as an insult is not polite
Have I done that here?
Anyway, I'm really confused here. I didn't mention a single person's name nor did I provide details to a specific scenario. I would love more details about comments that I made, so I can provide the necessary details if I can.
Political, when I first saw your second comment in this thread, it did appear to be about what we had discussed privately. I told you several times that Kay did not ask me to say anything & I thought we had resolved the issue until I saw that...
When I did, I hoped Kay wouldn't see it, because whether you intended to or not, it looked like you are referring to the previous poll. I understand Kay's reaction though I wish it had been private, because before that it was between myself & two
people who I love and respect. I wish that each of you could see the other one the way I do, but this afternoon has proven that's not possible & while that saddens me greatly, I will just have to pray that you guys steer clear of each other. Both of
have my apology for trying to repair a relationship that I obviously want more than either of you. I just wish I didn't think of both of you as family. 💜
For the record here, my comment does not apply to a specific occasion necessary. Do I believe the encounter earlier could apply? Sure, but you can't ignore the fact that I purposely did not call anyone out.
For the rest, it is no secret that I'm
Can we unfollow threads? I feel like I'm in y'all's personal business where I shouldn't be 😁
...not Kay's clone. I would like to know how I'm deceitful. If there are any questions, I would be more than happy to answer them in order to be brutally honest now that I know what incident we are talking about.
Rland, other people here might help us stay somewhat in line. 😂
Political, I didn't call you deceitful. I don't think you were being deceitful. When I read your comments, I made the same assumption Kay did that you were talking about the earlier incident. You say that you weren't, so I will take you at your word.
Rlands, I'm sorry you got stuck in the middle of this.
I'm not saying that you called me deceitful, Bama.
My point is that my comment applies to a lot of scenarios. I now know the full story about the more important event. I have agreed to avoid Kay for obvious reasons.
Before I ignore Kay, I do want to be straight forward. Here is the whole story, Bama approached me with a PM that stated that you were upset about my joke. I didn't even think you were upset. Next, I said, "If she took offense to that, then she is
I went on to say that, "I bet that Kay put you up to this." Yes, I did think that. Let me go back and look at the PM....oh and I did call you overly sensitive at this time because I thought you did put Bama up to this Kay.
But I told you multiple times that Kay DID NOT put me up to anything.
Let me back up for one minute, before that Bama asked me to truce with you Kay. I did not respond because I wasn't on. Then 1 hour later, she ask me to stay away from you. This was strange to me. I mentioned that I haven't had a serious conversation
...with you since EB's poll. I don't even remember what that was about. I remember you leaving by saying, "lol okay." Then, I went into the comment about suspecting you of talking to Bama about trucing.
Bama is correct above. I would like to point out that I did not accuse you of that anymore throughout the day. I took Bama at her word because I trust her.
After Bama told me that, I talked about the song I posted in order to further emphasize that I was clearly joking. This was because Bama was telling me that you didn't appreciate my joke. She told me that she doesn't like being stuck in the middle.
I talked about putting you on ignore, but I really liked your poll. Bama told me to behave. She said that I did. She expressed to me that she sees good qualities in both of us and wants to be friends with both of us, Kay. Admittedly, I did not
...not quote every message. However, I think it's important for you to see what occurred today. That's more important to me than arguing over a "veiled" comment. Bama said that our personalities just don't get along together. She compared it to a
...couple of SOH users that used to be good friends. If I left anything at all out Bama, post it. I tried to be as objective as possible.
I have agreed to not mention your name to her at all after this episode because I know that she has a friendship with you which is fine with me.