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Social Climbing Is Incompatible with the English Language

VSE on Discord, lying about the reasoning for relegation (he omitted the flaming he did) and misuing the term "simpler":

Doesn't it seem like it would have been simpler to ask a follow-up question instead of relegating me to a single channel?

i did ask a followup question. they're so bad at engaging with words. i said:

are you going to answer my simple, direct question or not?

this was both 1) a followup 2) a question

there's still something amazing to me about how much they retreat from English meanings of words

i think it's related to retreat from reality in genreal and social metaphysics. standard dictionary English has strong connections to reality.

but they operate in a social reality with social metaphysics, not in real reality. so they use words in a different way that is much less tied to reality, facts, logic, dictionaries, etc, and more tied to social rules and social meanings

i think their inability and/or unwillingness to read literally or to resolve any of these factual disputes is an indication of just how second-handed and social climbing they are. that's what the basic thing at issue is. how do you approach life, do you focus on facts/etc or on social dynamics?

Elliot Temple on December 27, 2019

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Dude, you really should work on your writing. This is disgraceful.

Howard Roark at 11:52 AM on December 29, 2019 | #14968 | reply | quote

What's bad about social reality?

Why is social climbing bad?

Anonymous at 8:24 AM on December 30, 2019 | #14988 | reply | quote

#14988 Social reality contradicts physical reality, logic, facts and science in many ways.

Social climbing means focusing on the opinions of other people instead of, and in contradiction to, the real world you live in. It means e.g. looking for what ideas are popular (especially with high status people) instead of what ideas are true. It means you pay close attention to the social status of people, their rank in the hierarchy, and try to climb in rank, rather than focusing on trying to be productive like growing food, making shoes, building computers, inventing cars, etc.

curi at 4:08 PM on December 30, 2019 | #14993 | reply | quote

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