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and so

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:45 am
by Guide
Should one despise the stupid?

Re: and so

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:21 am
by Mr Reasonable
No.

Re: and so

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:55 pm
by Karpel Tunnel
Guide wrote:Should one despise the stupid?

I don't think it really makes sense to mix shoulds with emotions, but it certainly seems both human and rational to despite stupid people in certain contexts.

Re: and so

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:24 pm
by Guide
However, what if prejudice and personal interest were left aside, and we had only reason to work with, but we admitted that learning something new could change our view? For instance, most people regard Meno as an utter moron, but, they might not know her true works, which lay hidden under the sea, for the time being, the result of an outing to the Mediterranean where the pleasure yacht sunk.

Re: and so

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:20 am
by Pandora
One should be jealous, for they hold the secret to happiness.

Re: and so

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:53 am
by Guide
Lack of awareness is not worthy. Even if it had in it no pain. You sound to wish to want to be in nirvana. However, philosophy is something else.

One can enjoy suffering, anyway. So your answer is twice lazy as a shrunken pig brain.

Even though, and moreso because, the group honors your pathetic shortcomings in that they make the attempt ostensibly.

(PS the "critique", or thoughtlessness, of Ronell is bunk, since it presupposes the intelligent as measure)

Re: and so

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:08 am
by Pandora
Indeed, my answer did not give due credit to the effort you put into your question. My apologies.
(we pigs can be sloppy like that - it comes with genetics, you know)

Re: and so

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:01 pm
by Karpel Tunnel
Guide wrote:However, what if prejudice and personal interest were left aside, and we had only reason to work with, but we admitted that learning something new could change our view? For instance, most people regard Meno as an utter moron, but, they might not know her true works, which lay hidden under the sea, for the time being, the result of an outing to the Mediterranean where the pleasure yacht sunk.
If you can leave Meno aside and reword this in a general way. I don't know what you are trying to say. I ask you to set aside Meno because I do not read her posts. I tried, I could not understand them.

Re: and so

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:41 am
by Jakob
Meno is a guy, no?

His poetic drunk style seems masculine.

Re: and so

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:16 pm
by Arcturus Descending
Jakob wrote:Meno is a guy, no?

His poetic drunk style seems masculine.


Yes, he is, Jakob ~ please do not follow the pathetic Herd which maligns him.

Re: and so

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:20 pm
by Arcturus Descending
Guide wrote:Should one despise the stupid?


You need to give a more concise picture of what You mean by *stupid*?

Re: and so

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:25 am
by Gloominary
Guide wrote:Should one despise the stupid?

Only if their stupidity endangers others, and/or they've deluded themselves into believing they're much smarter than they are.

Re: and so

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:55 pm
by Arcturus Descending
Is stupidity, in a sense, like beauty and truth ~ in that it can be in the eyes of the beholder?
No, I am NOT putting them within the same category.

Re: and so

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:29 pm
by encode_decode
Gloominary wrote:
Guide wrote:Should one despise the stupid?

Only if their stupidity endangers others, and/or they've deluded themselves into believing they're much smarter than they are.

=D>

Re: and so

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:33 pm
by encode_decode
Arcturus Descending wrote:Is stupidity, in a sense, like beauty and truth ~ in that it can be in the eyes of the beholder?

Of course . . .

Arcturus Descending wrote:No, I am NOT putting them within the same category.

. . . there is no reason why somebody could not put them within the same category . . .