It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It's hard dealing with a self righteous pompous arrogant "expert" when arguing or debating. In fact, it is impossible. because it is like talking to a moronic wall. You know the type...they spring their experience as gospel, without you even asking for it...let alone requiring it.
How often to you hear people say that you can't support a college team because you didn't go there?
How often do you hear someone say you can't know what it is like to deal with Detroit unless you live there?
How often of do you hear people tell you that since you didn't enlist in the military you are a yellow second class citizen?
How often do people tell you that you can't know what it means to love someone unless you are in love?
The list goes on.
Do I have to know water is wet by touching it? Can I just look at it?
Do I know fire is hot, or do I have to feel it to know it?
Do I know lava is dangerous, or do I have to be near it to get it?
The frame of reference is LAME when dealing with these types. It just defies logic. If the question is about experience, sure. But experience doesn't equate to superiority or victory; not in logic or by any moral measure.
The opposite of reason is woman. Now, do you have to know any women to accept that simple fact? No of course not. It is the way it is.
Get of your pompous horse, and if you are going to debate me, argue with me, or prove me wrong...then bring it. Lose the lame stuff. While it may stroke your ego and add to your self moral superiority complex, it does nothing to make you sound good.
That's what I'm saying. Right?