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January 1, 2005

Human Reasoning 101

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ryan Jones @ 12:00 am

The general public pisses me off. All day long people can sit and bitch (and why do they choose to do it in my office?) about local affairs, politics, religion, whatever. You all claim to have good reasons for your opinions.

You’re all full of shit.

Let’s break down the human reasoning process. Like it or not, Darwinism is our primary driving factor…so we naturally buck against things that don’t suit our personal needs. And we allow this, consciously or subconsciously, to affect how we judge things.

Let’s take politics, since that’s such a great example. I know pleny of people that can sit and bitch about Bush’s mistakes all day long. The vast majority, however, cannot tell me even one mistake Kerry had made during his political career. They don’t give a damn about how corrupt Kerry may or may not be…they’re only concerned with one or two decisions Bush made that personally inconvienenced them, and therefore Bush must be evil. This breaks down on any level of reasoning. When Louisiana was moving for stricter gun control, I was a bit miffed at first because this limited my personal habits. Then logic took over and I realized that I had formed my “educated opinion” over what was personally convienent to me…not over what would be better in general. Too bad the rest of the population doesn’t have this logic buffer to help their “educated” opinions.

In short…quit bitching. Out of the hundreds that feel the need to voice what they think is right, only one or two of you actually know both sides, good and bad, of the story. And guess what…I still don’t care.

Sidenote: This has nothing to do with the article, but I’d like to go on record here and say that I don’t support, or align with, any anti-Iraq or anti-military crap HG puts up on the site. Just because I’m substaff here doesn’t mean that I have to agree with everything the boss says. He’s got his opinions, and I can’t help but disagree with most. -shrug-

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