“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” – Robert Tew
This is the statement that supports me as I walk away from Boston.com. That blog was a great opportunity. I had a lot of fun. I think I did some good. Now, I want to give my best efforts to people who want to buy and want to sell. I am happy to leave the spectators behind.
I like a good argument and I welcome arguments here. I think that there are many people who can comment and add to this discussion. Please do!
Sometimes, while at Boston.com I felt as if I were in this Monty Python skit, called “Argument Clinic.” (begins after a commercial at 0:13)
Although this skit was written in England many years ago, it totally reminded me of some of the commenters that regularly inhabit some blog sites. “Snark Monster” is my favorite of the names given to these creatures. (thank you Kihon1 for bringing the term to my attention.)
First, a Snark Monster will insult (0:51.) Then a Snark Monster will contradict. (1:32.)This is neither is respectful nor helpful to my readers who actually want to learn something. I learned to tune it out.
The writers of the Monty Python skit actually make a good argument about what constitutes a good argument:
“An argument is a collected series of statements to establish a definite proposition…” “Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says.”
To which, the paid arguer says, “No, it isn’t.”
Those of you who followed me from Boston.com, know what I am talking about. Here, I would like to have a low-snark site, where people can actually have an argument.