04-27-2016, 11:51 AM
The absolute first thing that needs to happen is for people to come back together here. Or just call it quits and separate if they feel it isn't worth it anymore. No sense in hanging around just to be a Debbie Downer.There is a great deal of division. Some natural and some manufactured. This division is a product of politics. What needs to happen (and this is just me talking) is to return to things that are meaningful. I'm not offering the notion that things that have been discussed and done here over the last couple of years aren't meaningful. I'm just saying that we are at a crossroads where it is likely best to get back to grassroots philosophy. That in itself is of great importance. An "effect" in itself.
I'll tell you something, osan. I read most of your postings. I don't disagree with you too often. But they're too damn wordy. So is Bryan. In fact, I'm still wading through the fundamental knowledgebase stuff. Between the two of you in the same thread yuns give me a headache sometimes. I used to be like that myself. It became more of a barrier in discussion with others for the simple fact that they just didn't understand what I was talking about. Or where I was headed. Or why. And people told me this. So, then, I had to work back to the basics in order to be able to talk with them on their level. And it worked. Prior to that, I'd more likely have just said to heck with it and not bother wasting my time. Which I did. Often. This is/was a mistake. We need to get back to normal, basic stuff that everyone understands. Most here, I accept, do and are able to comprehend elevated language and concepts. But not in the real world, man. They just don't. And I say this respectfully. I mean no ill will in saying this. Best to take a good look in the mirror (me included) and try to figure out what we can do better. That's what has to happen first.