View Poll Results: How do you feel about Generalizations?

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  • Hate them

    2 18.18%
  • Kind of Dislike Them

    6 54.55%
  • Don't Care

    2 18.18%
  • Kind of Like them

    2 18.18%
  • Love them

    0 0%
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Thread: How do you feel about Generalizations?

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    Re: How do you feel about Generalizations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Generalizations are the easiest way to make yourself look like a dumbass.
    that's a pretty general statement.

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    Re: How do you feel about Generalizations?

    Kind of like them, kind of dislike them.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: How do you feel about Generalizations?

    It depends on how broadly it applies in reality. If it's true ≥95% or so of the time, they're fine, especially in casual conversation. If it's true ≥99% of the time, I may even be a little pissed if you waste my time and call out insignificant exceptions (depending on the context, of course). "Conservatives are racist" and "liberals are commies" and "libertarians are insane"? I don't think so. (I actually love that brand of generalizations, in a way, because they provide me an opportunity to laugh at the author/speaker's blatant stupidity.)

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