Diane Trout (alienghic) wrote,
Diane Trout
alienghic

Frustration

One of the big frustrations in my life is I've spent a great deal of time acquiring information about the state of the world. When I try talking there are two common responses. First is to tell me to be quiet as it's too depressing to face, the other is that after listening to me for a bit, they tell me that they can't believe what I'm saying is true and then ignore me.

Rarely does anyone ever debate me. They rarely provide any contradictory information or take the time to poke holes in my logic.

For instance once I ended up debating with a socialist to try and figure out how if they actually had a revolution they were going to prevent the abuses of power that happened under Stalin. She eventually ended the conversation saying that I was an intelligent woman and that I could continue inventing arguments for the rest of the evening and so we should stop. I found that answer rather intellectually unsatisfying.

I think that there are enough environmental and economic catastrophes facing us that I really do need some dialog to come up with solutions. Just because it's unpleasant is no reason to avoid dealing with it--and that is an incredibly unpopular attitude.
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