wings wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 8:52 am
Bisbee wrote: Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:03 pm
People are slowly devolving into insanity. Names and identity are more important than physical reality.
That's what the other guys say about pronouns.
Bravo! Touché... very astute (as usual, Wings)
Indeed, I believe that same sentiment stands. I admit to being a Taoist over 50 and don’t feel a strong need to identify myself as “something” (really anything) anymore. But I understand that young’uns naturally live to grow their fortunes, experiences, stuff, and largely define themselves based on such accretions (the ego is strong with young people). Still my criticism of novel pronouns fundamentally differ from those who strongly feel that “Ghad made man,” and therefore toilets, or marriage, or etc... Those people are just nutz.
Overly identifying with thoughts or ideas beyond their usefulness is the chimera of our times. Be it your political ideas, your religion, your pronoun, or the devil du jour, they all light up the similar parts of our brain. (Hint, it largely isn’t the pre-frontal cortex).