brachypelma wrote:If your stupid, im the king of the potato people!
how come they made you feel stupid? what did the low life's say to you?
First was a debate with a couple of people who are fanatical believers in God and who rubbished me as a person for expressing an atheistic POV. Basically as they say in football terms ' they played the man and not the ball'.
I ended up thinking how stupid they were. I had no problems with them expressing a theist POV. It was the personal attacks that pissed me off.
Second was on another forum with someone who pushes a strong anti psychiatry/meds are evil agenda and who sees me as being totally opposed to him because i don't totally agree with him.
He just couldn't see that posting and reposting articles that were heavily negative about psychiatry and taking medication,
might just persuade people, by sheer attrition, to stop their medication dead with bad consequences.
He took no responsibility for the effect his actions might have on others as though all posters on the forum were splendidly isolated from each other and immune to input especially regularly repeated input via select quotes and article links.
I ended the late evening/early morning thinking how stupid he was and the people who were egging him on.
I used to swing more regularly at one time between thinking i'm stupid and other people are stupid to the point i would say over the top outrageous things like 'I was more intelligent than you when i was 8 years old'. When i was more into thinking others were stupid that was one of my obsessively repeated put downs.
Now, usually, i tend to think i'm stupid rather than the other way round. At one point i would even post scathing diatribes about how stupid psychiatrists were even though in more rational moments i knew that wasn't true.
I always have had a tendency to swing from misplaced arrogance to really putting myself down as a person, and it's always been hard to find a happy medium.
I think a lot of it is down to an unstable sense of self esteem/self worth. If enough people came on here saying how clever i was i'd start convincing myself i was a genius, but if then another group came along and said how stupid i was;i'd convince myself i was as thick as two short planks.
My self image isn't very balanced/stable.