This is something I've been wondering about for a long time. I see it happen more and more. As soon as someone gives their honest opinion, whether that is critisism, well-meant advice or just something the asker doesn't agree with, the asker downvotes, blocks or gets really butthurt. Now, you can downvote or block me all you want, that's not the problem. However, why do people even bother asking questions if they can't handle honest opinions? What's the point of telling somebody exactly what they want to hear if that doesn't help them in any way?
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Very few people want the honest answer. The honest answer usually makes them face the fact that they have an issue, often, the issue is with themselves. They seek answers that suit their personal reality because it's a defence mechanism. They'd rather ignore or attack differing opinions because it's easier than accepting that their opinion is stupid or that other people have different, equally valid opinions.1