I guess I'm trying too hard to counter-balance the Dunning-Kruger effect... Or maybe I've been playing too much Ace Attorney and started believing I have to provide proof for the most mundane of opinions.I understand why, but I really don't think you have much, if anything, to fear over backlash. You are kind to others all over the board. You have a right to your own opinion! So state it! Maybe you will have a perspective that no one else has thought of before. Won't know unless you put your thoughts out there a little bit. I can understand having a fear of conflict, I am personally not a fan myself. However, it is a part of life, and here is as good a place as any to start practicing a little bit. It will probably help give you a sense of confidence in your abilities. People won't dislike you because you have X opinion on a topic, even if they personally believe Y.
Oh, I can understand this one as well. Don't let the super logicals intimidate you into not stating an opinion on a topic. Just have some fun with it. It isn't wrong to have an opinion on something because it feels right. Just because you can't build a rock solid theorem revolving around a topic, doesn't mean you are wrong.
What would, then?Yeah, rewording it like this doesn't make it better.
"Yes! We are all individuals!"Yes, it's just fine.
Just be yourself more on the boards and stop hiding from that self. Get feisty!
|| || ||Maybe this is part of the social awkwardness that you've said you have trouble with irl? Is it because you have a hard time reading people, and figuring out what would be offensive, so you just apologize for everything instead?
Ding ding ding, we have a winner!
I suppose I view this place as more academic than it's supposed to be... Must be RL seeping into my brain.And the way I think of the issue of not having a fully formed opinion yet, in those situations, is that honestly, you have all the time in the world to form an opinion and post it. You could ask someone questions about the topic. You could even do that in the thread where the issue is being debated! That sort of behavior is not looked down upon, unless the debate is competitive, because most discussions like that are for the purpose of gaining new information and ideas. If you do that, you'll be seen as "above" the petty competitiveness, and you'll be respected for it.
Yeah, I guess they can be conciliated pretty well. I'm kinda surprised by your implication that I'm improving on that aspect!
Also, FWIW, I'm on Zoloft and (on weekdays) Ritalin.