It appears that Reasonable Post Day was a total failure. Maybe I failed to reach out to other bloggers and the idea was simply lost. But the one post I did find gave me a worrying thought: maybe we bloggers have no ability to comprehend how irrational, biased, and unreasonable we are so much of the time. Maybe it's not even a blogger thing, that everyone is just lost in a world of opinion replacing fact.
I'm not saying I'm an example of reasonable blogging. I know that the vast majority of my posts are based on opinion and my own experience, without necessarily being at all representative of what a majority of players think, or even any players. But I hope that I managed to present my opinions as opinions, my suspicions as suspicious, and when I wander into the realm of theory, I hope I'm honest with myself and everyone who reads that it's all theory, meaning it should be subject to critical opinion and is quite possibly wrong.
Ironically, this post might not even be reasonable. Whiny perhaps, but I can't claim it's entirely reasonable. Or at all.
I think it comes from an illogical assumption that opinions cannot be wrong. It's a funny world where facts are disputed, but call it an opinion and now it's untouchable because opinions can't be wrong. Or can they? Opinions come from somewhere: some mix of fact, logic, and flawed wiring in the human brain. The flawed wiring, well we can't do much about that: humans are simply not rational, not a single one. We can put on a good talking show, but in action, doesn't happen. But we can at least start with facts and attempt to mix in some logic.
I had an example. I think it was a good one. But I expect it would have merely become a distraction. I've tried more examples, and none seemed safe. So I'll just go with this: if an opinion is based on incorrect information, it's wrong. Okay, example: John McDonald is a total douchebag. Who, you ask? Well duh, he's the guy who invented Fascism and taught Hitler (quick, who was fascist first?) Actually I just made that up, so if you were calling John McDonald a douchebag for spreading Fascism, well sorry, but you're wrong. Also, I made him up.
Maybe we all thought whiny posts were a change of pace while reasonable posts would be business as usual. Or Saturdays just aren't a popular posting day, regardless of the topic or failed originator. Yea, that second one is way better for my ego.
P.S. If you wrote a reasonable post and it isn't the one I found already, please post a link here or send an email.
Posted by Klepsacovic at 7:00 AM | Sunday, October 31, 2010
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