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15 March 2004 @ 09:28 am
 
I really don't know what you mean
Seems like salvation comes only in my dreams
I feel my hatred grow all the more extreme -


Poll #263248 Terrible Lie

Can this world really be as sad as it seems?

Yes
15(65.2%)
No
8(34.8%)
 
 
 
The past is prologuenemoren on March 15th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC)
By volume or proportion?
Do You Wanna Be Free or You Wanna Be Right?malcubed on March 15th, 2004 07:58 am (UTC)
You mean, not at all?
Hillarysusanofstohelit on March 15th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC)
this is like having a poll saying are you a (a) pessimest or (b) optimist.
Do You Wanna Be Free or You Wanna Be Right?malcubed on March 15th, 2004 09:34 am (UTC)
I was thinking the other way around, myself.
Do You Wanna Be Free or You Wanna Be Right?malcubed on March 15th, 2004 09:35 am (UTC)
You see, you've just demonstrated that you believe the world seems sad to the naked eye--which is a rather pessimistic worldview, if you ask me.
Hillarysusanofstohelit on March 15th, 2004 09:46 am (UTC)
I was attempting to follow the format of the poll. you may note that my answer to the poll was that the world is not as sad as it seems, which I feel is a fairly optimistic viewpoint.
Do You Wanna Be Free or You Wanna Be Right?malcubed on March 15th, 2004 10:28 am (UTC)
I completely disagree--as I said before, in order to consider that "the world is not as sad as it seems" to be an optimistic viewpoint, you have to first make the presumption that "the world seems sad"--and that is as pessimistic as I can imagine. Where is this sadness that you see in the world? Do the trees weep? Can tears be found in the soil? I voted that the world can, in fact, really be as sad as it seems--because it seems that there is no sadness in it at-all.
Hillarysusanofstohelit on March 15th, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
I'm not sure that the statement requires the presumption that the world seems sad. I see it as saying that the world seems sad from the perspective of the author. the reader gets to choose where the application was specific to the author or universal. When I said that I disagree with the phrase "the world is not as sad as it seems" I'm disagreeing with doc saying it, not with the phrase as a whole.

I love semantics.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on March 15th, 2004 10:55 am (UTC)
No, it's not.
Hillarysusanofstohelit on March 15th, 2004 11:07 am (UTC)
why not? (just being argumentative because I'm bored, don't mind me?)

To me, it comes down to hope. It's not about how the world is or is not right now, it's about if we can make it better. Or if we have faith that it can be a better place.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on March 15th, 2004 04:14 pm (UTC)
If your position is to insist on ignoring the facts of the now, then I imagine it works pretty well.
Do You Wanna Be Free or You Wanna Be Right?malcubed on March 15th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)
Because Doc's just as bored as work as I am at home?

Thanks for the inspiration, boyo. I expect a rebuttal shortly. Quizwar by dawn!
la femme stygiangunn on March 15th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)
Don't underestimate your world. It can be as sad as you want it to be. My world falls more on the "funny" scale. It is really just a matter of perspective.
Stable Strangeletcuthalion on March 15th, 2004 11:27 am (UTC)
It's really unlikely that the world is exactly as sad as it seems, but it could be around that sad.
The Seekerxambrius on March 15th, 2004 05:13 pm (UTC)
However, it can also really be as happy as it seems. :)

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Tim Harris
The Seeker
Time Lord