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DHH
“I don’t always agree with...” ANYONE. Not writers on the internet. Not friends. Not my wife. NOT EVEN MYSELF. Seriously, you don’t need to elevate yourself as SKEPTICAL BEING™️ every time you link to a piece written on the internet.
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Uzodimma Chiapa Nov 23
Replying to @dhh
This advice is simple and functional.
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F.Z. Nov 23
Replying to @dhh
I like to make clear that I do not always agree with someone, even though I linked their video/blogpost/... because I want to make clear I am open to discussion about that opinion. It tells people that i am not fanatic about this, so let’s talk!
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Eric Khoury Nov 23
Replying to @uzochiapa @dhh
This comment is short and factual.
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Pier Nov 23
Replying to @dhh
"not even myself" So true.
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F.Z. Nov 23
Replying to @dhh
And I have linked things you published to people saying, “I do not always agree, but he does have a point” Try to stop me ;)
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DHH Nov 23
Replying to @Einself1
You are free to write whatever you want. I just point out that it's pedantic if not pathetic grandstanding. And that it's a tired form of ego elevation. When you don't agree, disagree no the merits. Not through a lazy dig on the next topic.
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F.Z. Nov 23
Replying to @dhh
When linking to a blogpost, tweet, or a scientific paper, people are attached to them and usually people who like to link their stuff are considered being on their side. Take Nietzsche. He wrote a lot of crap, and while I do not always agree with him, he was a great philosopher
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F.Z. Nov 23
Replying to @dhh
Putting your reference into perspective is not a bad thing per se
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DHH Nov 23
Replying to @Einself1
Who is this mythical creature with which you always agree?
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F.Z. Nov 23
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F.Z. Nov 23
I link or even though I disagree on a lot of details or some of their opinions. They present their case very strongly, so I want to make clear that I do not agree 100%, others present their points more subtle and I find it harder to disagree.
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Ed Hansberry Nov 23
Replying to @dhh
I don’t agree with this.
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F.Z. Nov 23
Replying to @dhh
Consider a racist guy, who says we should give universal health care to everyone on the planet. His reasoning might be off, but I agree on “let’s give universal healthcare to everyone”, why am I not allowed to say I do not agree with everything, but he does have a point!
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Rust Augustus Nov 23
Replying to @dhh
Completely independent unique mind.
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DHH Nov 23
The question wasn’t: Give me more examples of people who you don’t always agree with. It was the opposite: Who are some people in the public sphere you always agree with?
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F.Z. Nov 23
I quote people without adding said phrase all the time, but sometimes I feel the need to add it to distance myself from the general person/opinion. I don’t see the phrase as something negative is all in saying.
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Nate Nov 24
Replying to @dhh
I always thought it was a hedge against those commentors who will say "well didn't that person say [some dumb thing] back in [ages ago]". Everyone is trying to sort each other into teams as fast as possible, and people want to avoid guilt by association.
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Jim Hayes Nov 24
Replying to @Einself1 @dhh and 2 others
Agree that the phrase is often added purely because people attack with “you quoted person X who is like this. You must also be like that”. Agree with it shouldn’t be needed because there is no one you should agree with 100% of the time.
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