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Sep 2, 2011
Dilbert is so well-meaning but misguided. We should help him deal with the constructive critic's problem -- how to move dumb people to act toward the "forces of good."
Suppose you have a friend who is thinking of becoming a Nazi.
Or a next door neighbor who thinks the best way to get rid of the bugs in your back yards is by usinging his secret stash of DDT to clean out the whole neighborhood.
You can't just cut your ties with these people. Two reasons: as a good friend and neighbor you can't just abandon your friend and your neighbor to the "forces of darkness" -- and as a loyal American you can't effectively allow these people to move our society toward the "forces of darkness." But what should you say or do? Is Dilbert powerless?
 
 
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Sep 1, 2011
@sittnick
I hadn't heard that one before. It actually makes my more point more powerfully, thanks.

Whether to comment on others ignorance really depends on your goals. If you want people to agree with you and respect your opinion, then you shouldn't call them stupid, which just devalues there opinion anyway.
 
 
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Aug 31, 2011
lol - Central Limit Theorem at work in spam ratings: -2 -4 -3
 
 
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Aug 31, 2011
@Iritscen Hey Cpt. Retard - stop preaching about not preaching your beliefs. Your personal experiences probably don't reflect upon those of others, especially if your bloated hypocritical paragraph posted here is any indicator. Aside from which, if you don't state your beliefs you rely on others to read minds, never debate an issue to possibly accept some new logic and ensure your opinion isn't considered in any decision made.
 
 
Aug 31, 2011
People shouldn't downvote salbert's comment. It's exactly why Scott Adams got into the hot water that led to this series of reflective Dilbert strips. Some people think that the world *needs* their enlightened viewpoint, but the fact is that regardless of whether they're right, people don't generally let others change their minds about anything, so offering one's unasked-for viewpoint as a "doctor of logic" only leads to unproductive hurt feelings and tensions. It seems like a bizarre problem for other people to have -- being unwilling to yield to interjected opinions from people they don't know well -- until you learn to see that you're the same way about some subjects yourself. We're all human in that regard.
 
 
 
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