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  • raybans2 raybans2 Dec 6, 2012 4:19 PM Flag

    Subject “ hgff101”

    Alas, he is the only person I currently have on ignore. The conclusion I came to is anything that comes out of his head is a waste of my time to digest. You could never persuade him with facts because he isn't interested in making sure that he has his facts straight. Unlike most who would take note if they become aware that they may have something wrong, if for no other reason but to avoid the humiliation of stating such wrong things in the future, I don't think he cares.

    There could be a cultural issue here. I have noticed that in some cultures that it is not taken so much as a matter of personal humiliation if you say something wrong after you have stated it emphatically. From my cultural back ground if you’re not sure about something it is considered your personal responsibility to construct your sentence in a way that lets the other person know that you are expressing an opinion that you are not absolutely sure about and are open to other people’s interpretations that may differ. And if you fail to do this well enough to avoid confusion then to explain yourself more clearly later. I don’t think that babe_in_the_woods_101 has a similar amount of reticence toward avoiding factual mishaps. I would not be surprised if he comes from a cultural back ground where telling little lies in conversation for the sake of influencing a position is normal and often over looked because it is not that uncommon among peers. Being in the Los Angeles area and working with people from laterally 100s of different cultures I have found that some characteristics that are avoided by the predominately British culture that I grew up in are considered normal within other cultures. Just listen to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, talk and one wonders with amazement how he does not feel personal humiliation with much of what he says as much of it is obvious distortions however if you have met a lot of Iranians and place him in that cultural context you would find nothing out of the ordinary in his behavior. It is bazaar to us but not to them. I’m guessing that clueless_of_life101 is simply acting in ways that he is familiar with. It’s no more complex than that.

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