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Krystina Live and Let Live
02/01/19 4:19 am

Looking at the responses on this page has me very confused as to what people believe it means to be an elitist.

PrinceOberyn Io Himeros
01/31/19 10:03 pm

Yep. Monarchism is inherently elitist.

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adman4285
01/31/19 9:29 pm

If anyone answers no to this they do not understand what elitism is. No one wants to admit but everyone passes judgment at one time or another. We just don’t realize it when it happens. It’s social environment that creates the majority of this b

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Krystina Live and Let Live
02/01/19 4:18 am

Elitism: the advocacy or existence of an elite as a dominating element in a system or society.

Hmm.

adman4285
02/01/19 6:34 am

I can look up definitions too: A person who believes that they are superior to others (and thus deserve favored status) because of their intellect, social status, wealth, or other factors. Hmmm

Krystina Live and Let Live
02/01/19 12:40 pm

Your first response indicates that you believe occasionally passing judgment on others is elitism and that, essentially, everyone is an elitist. I, and the dictionary, disagree with your definition.

What you seem to be describing is occasional snobbery. By defining elitism in this fashion, you minimize what it means to be elitist. The word elitist should have a stronger negative connotation. Words like elitist lose impact when you try to expand their meaning to include everyone.

adman4285
02/01/19 11:04 pm

You sound like an elitist

Krystina Live and Let Live
02/02/19 12:05 am

I’m sure you would have responded with that retort no matter what I said. Seems that’s elitist.... based on your very loose definition of the word anyway.

voc I am...what I am
01/31/19 9:10 pm

With booze I am

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katerina13 where I should be
01/31/19 9:33 pm

Hahaha! Booze makes it easy for everyone. Assuming they’re not a recovering alcoholic.

chickencookie
01/31/19 6:50 pm

I’m a tea snob. Don’t come near me with a Lipton’s bag.

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Survivalistien I am Green and Retired
01/31/19 6:55 pm

Pfft you don’t even have a somovar do you?

chickencookie
01/31/19 9:25 pm

No but I know what they are (unlike most Americans)

ontargetlisa
01/31/19 9:47 pm

Me too!

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
01/31/19 11:57 pm

CC and I both prefer loose tea, steeped in extremely hot but not boiling water.

chickencookie
02/01/19 6:15 am

I like traditional flavors, not fruity or spiced. Black, white, oolong, jasmine green.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
02/01/19 7:29 am

Jasmine is my favorite, but I like the citrus flavors even though they are not traditional.

chickencookie
02/01/19 7:57 am

I don’t like citrus in general, not orange in breads or muffins for example. I tried cherry green tea meh. Black tea is my favorite although not Smokey ones.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
02/01/19 9:23 am

Would love to share a cup with you someday.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
02/02/19 10:55 am

That's an acceptable perversion of taking tea.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
02/02/19 11:41 am

It was really good. She is fun

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
02/02/19 1:22 pm

What.
We're talking tea here!
What concert did I miss.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
02/02/19 5:19 pm

Brynn c. Something. She was good. Thought she was early 20s to find out she is 15. And then kelsie ballerine

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
02/02/19 6:42 pm

I didnt think she sounded great. Too much disparity from album to live sound

desolatia Oregon
01/31/19 6:36 pm

Sometimes I am. It depends on the situation. I try to catch myself as those thoughts come along, and before I say anything.

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
01/31/19 5:55 pm

I think I could lean that way if not for my parents pulling me back. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that, actually.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
01/31/19 5:23 pm

Maybe in one way: I think intellectually gifted children should go to special elite schools for the gifted where their talents may bloom and where they aren't exposed to bullies.

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suppressedID Honor RBGs Wish
01/31/19 6:32 pm

So they can grow up and be mocked for being elite.

SticksandStones Proud Prude
01/31/19 7:49 pm

I went to a school like that from preschool to 8th grade. Besides a few whackos, we all turned out fine. We have friends, relationships, etc. No issues and I loved it there.