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TheFacelessFace wrote (edited )

Not down with people talking down to people for their level of formal education

Where did ewk do that?

You don't have to go to school to be honest and have intellectual integrity, moreover I have encountered many people with fancy degrees who are dishonest and obtuse.

For example, no one prevented you from reading the OP carefully or looking up the very term mentioned which pretty accurately covers your present attitude:

You chose--all on your own, and regardless of your education level--to ignore the substance of the post and instead speak to irrelevant and personal topics ... pretty much in fulfillment of one of the categories discussed, which demonstrates that you didn't really read the OP either.

You are educated enough to use the internet and read and speak in English, so I don't know what excuse you have for not exercising proper reading comprehension and critical thinking skills in this case ... I don't think you can blame the people that educated you in your life, I think you can probably only just blame yourself for being willfully ignorant.

Try educating yourself:


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for bringing up the fact that people can't write at a high school level in defense of their beliefs...

The thing I am specifically critical of is the idea that someone who hasn't graduated highschool isn't worth of being engaged with in conversation on this site, a lot of pretty articulate people never graduated highschool. Regardless of how articulate someone is it's not really fair to assume someone is ignorant just based on their schooling, especially to strangers online where you don't know their experiences with the topics at hand. I am especially critical of saying that someone is invalid because I view highschool as almost more of an ideological machine then education, something that even in my limited understanding of zen seems inherently incompatible.