Fisherman, that was beautiful, almost poetic!
Wow, that is not what I would have expected to come out of you. Good for you. A voice of optimism 🦋
Always proud to be of it😊When I'm in my phases of bitterness, i shift my thoughts to the good women, that i know. They're several. Especially those who i work with or see from time to time. They're so nice!i am literally unable to hate women. I love women! I love to make them smile 💕
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I did not see any of the exchanges, but I did see her olive branch mytake about this, and I thought her attempt at reconciliation/truth was admirable. It sounded like the whole thing got pretty ugly.
yeah that is a rare thing but i have seen it too and it makes being here seem worth all the rhetoric and vitriol we see
@wankiam Yeah, I'd say so. It was so rare I had forgotten people can do that.
It's true. Sometimes it feels like majority rules, even that we live by mob rules, but individuals do matter, can make a difference. I've learned that, while anger is not necessarily good, it is better to be angry at an individual who deserves it, rather than applying this to all, who do not. It takes time and conscious effort to communicate with someone when there is disagreement or friction, but resolution or understanding is such a superior conclusion than what some people do which is to dismiss, lump, and generalize, because it's easier mentally. Change and growth happens one person at a time.
Very true. Its why I stick around (I've gotten into it with a lot of people who are intellectually dishonest, others who are just bad people. Some times I forget why I bother because of them but every now and then I am able to genuinely help some one or see some one actually change their opinions and grow from it so that's why I keep bashing my head against this particular wall, every now and then I see a small crack.)
Definitely agree with the them not wanting to hear the truth part. Gah! We'll make ourselves infamous 😁
I agree with you 100 %
I MAY agree with you, but without specifics, I have no idea what types of comments/opinions you are referring to. I think there needs to be limits, not a no holds barred approach to free speech. But I've learned not to debate things in the abstract. So for me, this could go either way...
@AmandaYVR Hmm, I cannot think of any specifics at the time. It probably doesn't help I'm a little sick right now, so apologies if my answer is convoluted-I mostly mean people, usually an asker, that gets upset at those that give an opinion- and the opinion is logically, well rounded, and states the truth. Yet the asker does not agree with said opinion, so they block or call out said person for "offending them." I'm all for free speech, however, people also have to realize there are consequences to speaking your mind as well: good and bad.
Well that def sounds reasonable. I agree with all that.
Believe it or not I’m one of those that does use those words and not just on this site but verbally almost daily. I truly have an unfiltered mouth and I really have no idea what I say might affect someone. In fact a lot of times I’m totally unaware what I’ve said till after I’ve said it. I get shocked and funny looks all the time. That’s when I know I’ve said something. I’ve been that way my whole life and yes I used to get my mouth slapped all the time as a child. Even then I never understood why I was being slapped. To me I’m just stating a fact. I’m not even being judgmental. It’s just a statement is all it is to me. Believe it or not I do have friends that admire my bluntness because they know I never lie about what I think. You don’t ever have to guess what I think. Just ask but be prepared for the answer. I can state an insult as easily as a compliment and when I compliment you can bet your sweet ass it’s genuine. I’m incapable of games and lying. It’s double edge sword. There have been many on here that I have shocked as you put it that really did do good for them. They’ve told me. Yes there’s also been plenty that’s told me to fuck off that I’m a cold bastard. I believe everyone including Obama can teach someone something.
@reptocarl "Believe it or not..."Well, I'm going to choose to believe you, though I have nothing but your word." I believe everyone including Obama can teach someone something."I agree with you, which is why it is imperative to understand that HOW something is said is at least as important as what is said.Simply because "many on here" (and we may have differing definitions on what constitute "many") have thanked you doesn't mean that this sort of insulting language is particularly effective. That you have friends who admire your bluntness is meaningless in terms of how effective your ability to communicate is. Obviously if they didn't admire you, they wouldn't be your friends. And it's useful to ponder how many people you've driven away by using insulting language as opposed to how many people you've helped. What is the ratio? I offer that you were slapped as a child as evidence you have driven away far more than you've drawn in. We can't know this from your anecdotes, since being only human, you're biased and flawed like the rest of us. However, we can attempt to use behavioral science. So I'd like for you to point me in the direction of peer reviewed scientific papers and studies that show insulting people is more effective than not. You also seem to have fallen for the silly idea that if it doesn't hurt, it's not the truth. I know PLENTY of people, both on GAG and in real life, who are honest, direct, very observant, and highly intelligent... who are somehow capable of making observations without using insulting language. The very asker of this question, AmandaYVR, has disagreed with me profoundly many times. She has been direct, honest, and intelligent. She has also demonstrated time and again that she can communicate her disagreements very effectively sans the insults.
What I don't believe is that you, or anyone else for that matter, is incapable of refraining from insulting and/or condescending language... unless you have Tourette's syndrome or you're emotionally retarded (and I mean that clinically, not insultingly). I don't believe ANYONE, you included, who says they're not capable of refraining from that language. I believe it's just immature exasperation and a lack of self control.
No there really are people that are not capable of thinking before they speak just like there are people that can’t handle a checking account or pass algebra. Just because you can doesn’t mean ALL can. I’m sure I have driven away more than I’ve helped but I’m not in the business of helping people anyway.
@reptocarl Yeah, suffice it to say I remain very skeptical that you or anyone else are incapable of refraining from condescending/insulting language. And it's not a case of "because I can do it, everyone can do it." It's a case of the overwhelming bulk of humanity can do it. No, I think it's just laziness and lack kindness that does it. Driving people away from wisdom makes you part of the problem, no matter how clever your advice may be. People should never aspire to drive people away from wisdom. As far as the "it's not my job to help people" mentality, I'll put aside my conviction that I believe it's everybody's job to help people when they can. When you think about it, it's not your job to type a single letter on GAG, is it? You don't HAVE to say a single word. Ask yourself this; is it your job to drive people away from wisdom? If you believe the answer to that is no, then why do you choose to do it? I'm not buying the "it's in my DNA to be insulting" and "it's not my job to help people" argument.
A refreshing answer
how many bad user or Negative user.
Enough to not have an exact number.
😂 I'm dead
Oooooh, is that where i got that picture from? I had it saved in my Funny folder and couldn't remember where I got it from. I even thanked my husband for it, and he said, "I didn't find that. I've never seen it before." If I snagged yours, sorry. I honestly completely forgot about your question (and I see I even answered it). There is such a volume of stuff on here. It's like in life, when you're always intaking data, you lose track of when and where your thoughts and ideas come from. If I see someone ask a good question, I never copy it. Even if I simulteneously had the same idea, I have not asked it then. But in this case, I clearly have a shit memory that gets wiped after about a month. So, my bad (the q is a common thought, I'm sure, but the picture is unique, I admit!)
No problem. I’m glad you like it. I’m sure it’s a common question and the picture is just a screenshot I subtitled. I’m also sure my memory is much worse than yours. lol
Awww 🥰, thanks for understanding. You’re a good guy.
Nice is nice, doesn't matter what age. I hope others recognize that too.
Thank you @AmandaYVR
Yep. Your party, your rules.
Yes, true. We are challenging. But once you are 'in', it can be very rewarding. I give you guys who put in the effort and time lots of credit. You have my appreciation, and respect.
Absolutely. So true.This is entertainment, and a way to socialize, but it is also extremely productive, as a way to understand each other better.
Other men, do you agree or disagree with this?
@MoscowMitch Agree with bells on top.
Doh! That was supposed to be in response to the YVR airport lady seated at check-out.
@reptocarl That's somewhat true but not entirely true. I think about sex a lot and want sex a lot, but not everything I do or say is related to sex.
@october808 Very clever/cute. 🦊
Yep. Well you are a wiser man now 😉I also dislike (even moreso) most 'p' words. All of them. Except pussycat, which is super cute.
So what’s your purpose for pretending to be a woman/female account?
Maybe because I'm a woman/female. What's yours?
I apologize. I thought that was a men's haircut.
Well, if a woman is wearing it, it's clearly a woman's haircut 💁🏿♀️
Again, I'm sorry, I misinterpreted.
They're just pissed that the dime is smaller than the nickel in size. It boggles their mind.
Yup and the dime is also smaller than the penny.
What reply box change are you referring to? I think I did see a day or two ago, some extra formatting options, but it's disappeared again. I personally think that would be a very bad idea. People will try and bold and italicize to draw more attention to their comments, but what matters is the words chosen, not that other crap. Is that what you're referring to?
Anything? I think you mean everything. Everyone knows some things.
Nope. Anything. Amirite, @Jjpayne? Lol
What I'm trying to say it's you can never assume you know anything until you hear it from girls. Honestly my biggest one is assuming that girls dreaded sex and only did it because guys wanted them too, faking the headache to avoid it but some girls actally are more sexually active then men which is pretty interesting to learn. Not completely surprising but more than I assumed for sure
But why is it like that
Well frankly I am very surprised at how quickly or easily some people can be appeased or helped by some words of advice or a quick pep talk. Perhaps this is in part due to your and my age, and that life gets infinitely more complicated, and we do eventually sort out the simpler problems, or learn how to deal with them, but as many of these users are half our age, they have not yet done so, which is understandable.Otoh, there are so many quick, quippy, flippant answers/comments on here, of course certain ones stand out as being more helpful. But the asker may only need one or two significant ones, to make a difference in their life/problem.
I guess so. But age has really nothing to do with it. It's just simple to solve your issues as am not affected much. Ever experienced such like you have money in your pocket and you won't get angry for a well. But when you don't have any... ever experienced such?
Having enough money is no small issue, and aside from relationship troubles, not having enough money probably affects life the most. But that type of problem can't be solved by chatting with strangers on the internet, it's too complex.
And sometimes it's fun chatting with strangers, it is kind of unpredictable. It's easy to ask a stranger some questions as you won't get hateful criticism from someone miles away.
Lol. Well I'm glad you are not getting "hateful criticism from someone miles away" cause it could be just the opposite, so easily.But yes, I agree, such a broad spectrum of people here, that we would otherwise never be able to interact with.
I'm definitely horny.
but it makes the slow nights at work go by so much quicker
I second this.
You should use Yandex more.
Got any guesses why?
Because majority of men here are completele idiots.
And all flirt
@CoolLovingmybf women don't flirt? I think you are flirting right now.
Fuck you. You fucking lier
Men fucking all flirter
@CoolLovingmybf See! Now you are really flirting with me.
you got small dick
@CoolLovingmybf well of course i have a small dick right now, you have to play lawn mower with it. Give it a few tugs to get it started. Silly girl.
You inappropriate loser
Don't you fucking dare talk to my girlfriend in that way you loser
@Lovingmygf Great Idea! we have a 3rd player! Now we can double team her and tag team her too all at the same time!
@Lovingmygf silly child.
That's not true.
That's my experience here with my ex. I've also learned how insecure many people feel and that it's good for them to be able to let that out and get a reality check.
Ooooh, good one.
Lol. Yes, it's the John Doe of gag. So boring. It's waaay more interesting when people don't obfuscate, eh!
I'm realizing quite a few people on here are only interested in seeing what kind of reaction their questions will get and who is willing to give up information. Childish kind of shit!!
Seems that way. Just stick a cork in it and call it whine.
Which is obviously because some men have such strong preferences.Those men should hook up with the women who have very specific penis preferences. Problem solved.
Wasen't trying to be mean at all just honestly didn't know women worried about it so much :(. Me and most other men don't care.