Venting; getting it off my chest.
Bashing those with oppositing points of view.
Pep-rallying those on my ideolgical team.
Reaching silent observers who are not pursuaded either way.
Winning over the hearts and minds of those with opposing views.
No real objective other than shpening my communications skills.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
I look at it this way: 15% will never buy anything from you, 15% will buy almost anything they see and the remaining 70% is salesmanship. Whether you are selling a product, service or simply an idea - it mostly boils down to presentation/persuasion.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I have no deep subconscious motive. I just enjoy communicating with people, although I read more than I post, and trying to understand views different than my own. I have had some of my opinions altered by what I've learned here; not many, but certainly some. Also, I enjoy getting to know people and have met many here who have added pleasure and enjoyment to my life. And a few jerks I'd like to strangle with a shoelace, but that's a topic for another time.
Self expression is a form of entertainment. Hence, I chose other.
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self" -Hemingway
No real objective, I do like to see the expanse of political views on the internet outside of trash heaps like youtube, facebook, or even tumblr that are hardly the bastion of anything great. Not to mention, I observe on here far more than actually posting.
Though, some of you guys say some crazy ****.
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
Instead, send them to me! Oh well I mean - Send them to Scribophile! Writing group and online writing workshop for serious writers | Scribophile. Where aspiring authors and idiots alike get together, share our books, critique - and do all that stuff that friends shouldn't have friends do. #1 nail in the coffin for self-publishing authors: having their friends read their books and then thinking 'I'm so smart, my book is the best!' because the friends are too nice to say "this sucks." Instead, these poor obligated friend can say, "You know what! I have the perfect place for you . . . go to Scribophile."
Now - you being on debate politics - I wager that most of us are here to learn. It's not your run of the mill site where all manner of vitriol is spewed forth. We're a cut above debate dungeons and a notch below heaven.
Some are here to vent - but most people around here are not here JUST for that.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow