Thanks to Mike, for this little pearl. He’s said better than I, and much more concisely!
I think of it more as Big Brother blogging. I feel as though everything I write / type is being watched, and one day I will be asked to tone it down. I hate asking questions on the forum because I get a “you should know this” type of response. I’ve stopped asking questions and just learned to live with what I don’t know. That’s why I enjoyed OM’s Blogging 101 posts.
Relevant comments are invited … obviously do tone them down though, because the pressleyfreshed brothers may be washing, erm, typo, watching even, Freudian slip ?
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10 thoughts on “Are You Stupid ? “You Should Know This””
The prime reason for that happening in blogs and comment sections is for no other purpose than to suppress thought and discussion. ‘Sniping’ I call it. More often than not, the so called stupid question is about something that those of the ‘conventional wisdom’ crowd don’t want you thinking about and/or asking more questions, that they don’t want to answer. And, there are groups and organizations with cubicle areas in basements or parking garages, paid to ridicule people in blogs and comment sections to silence them. Especially political parties and related activist groups. They even mask themselves as like minded to you, in order to set you up for a verbal ‘drop kick’. Pay them no mind. Ask your questions. When you see them reply with, ‘you should know’, that’s your cue the thought police are pulling your mind over to the side, because ‘you’ve had bit too much to think’. 😉
Beautifully writen Kevin, especially the bit about the thought police !
What i don’t know I make up. What I do know I’m not telling. Everyone knows those watching can’t hide. Oh What ever!
Nice one !
I don’t believe there are any stupid questions. There are people who don’t know the answers so they make you feel stupid as a diversion.
A large majority of the general public are crowd followers, unable to make major life changing decisions on a daily basis.
So, keep asking questions. I think OM is pretty cool too.
You said it right there … and yes I never stop asking questions …