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GlangSnorrisson wrote

Never mentioned video games actually. Was mostly pushing back on absurd leaps of logic.

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RadicalConstructivist wrote

tbh it looks to me like you came in here and made some incorrect assumptions about the actual arguments being made because you didn't read the context (ie the article)

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GlangSnorrisson wrote

I skimmed it and found it pretty irritating. So you’re right that I didn’t fully read it, nor do I care to.

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inthedustofthisplanet wrote (edited )

Then why did you feel the need to jump in and discuss it? Seems like you had no interest, but yet still felt the need to join the conversation. It's because you think this is a case of 'video games will make you a killer,' and that's not even the point being made.

Blowing hot air.

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GlangSnorrisson wrote (edited )

Because I found the overall tone of the article pretentious as well as its defences.

And reread the fucking thread, I offered some mild pushback on your weird leap to social Darwinism.

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inthedustofthisplanet wrote (edited )

You said you skimmed it.

You told me we need to agree to disagree. I don't think there is anything to agree on. Competition is a sickness that will destroy this planet. Is climate change now suddenly not happening? Are whole forests now suddenly not being cut down? Are wars not being fault for dwindling resources?

People crave competition because they are told to from a young age.

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GlangSnorrisson wrote

Yep. I gave it a quick look and found it irritating.

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inthedustofthisplanet wrote (edited )

Astonishing, really. Willing to derail a conversation because you didn't like the 'feel,' of an article.

That other person was right. No sense in reason.

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GlangSnorrisson wrote

I’m willing to derail a conversation purely for personal entertainment but yes in this case I decided the author was being annoying.

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inthedustofthisplanet wrote

I should have listened to the people telling me about this place. They weren't wrong.

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GlangSnorrisson wrote

Which ones? There’s a lot of people who hate this place.

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inthedustofthisplanet wrote

I’m willing to derail a conversation purely for personal entertainment

The people who told me it's just Reddit 2.0 with a lot more self-arrogance. It's literally just Reddit with extra steps and actually LESS useful dialogue, which is strange to say.

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GlangSnorrisson wrote

You can find some really interesting and insightful stuff here as a matter of fact. This article failed to provide it.

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inthedustofthisplanet wrote (edited )

As long as you follow the party line, yes. If not, as you said, you will derail it for your own enjoyment.

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