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A Spoon Full Of Good Faith Makes The Medicine Go Down|
See, and I draw a distinction between "extending good will" and "caving."
I can assume that my super-aggressive friend doesn't mean anything bad by it when she demands, for the seventeen time, that we eat at the restaurant that she wants to go to. But I can also say, "No, love, we're fucking tired of following your orders, this time we're going to eat Thai."
This will probably swell into a larger essay tomorrow, but assuming good will does not mean that you don't oppose. In some cases, it means you oppose it harder.
I'll be interested to see that essay, then, if it does turn into one.
Oh I agree that you can oppose them. But there comes a frustration break point when it is whether this is a discussion in good faith or not. If the last 17 times your friend says to go to a restaurant that you are allergic to and the friend keeps suggesting it then you moved beyond granting benefit of the doubt and good faith. </p>
There comes a time when it doesn't really matter if it is malice or ignorance.
There are things about which I can reasonably disagree. Twenty or thirty years ago, I feel like I could reasonably disagree with a lot of non-social conservatives about a good number of things.
Now, not so much.
When it was counting ketchup as a vegetable, I could maybe understand that they were misguided as to why that was a bad idea.
When they're suggesting that we not even so much as be allowed to abort already dead fetuses to save ourselves the "inconvenience" of a stillbirth, because stillbirth is alright for cows, they can just go fuck themselves. If I'm not human to them, I sure as hell am not going to give them the benefit of the doubt on good intentions.
Exactly. And even on economic issues, I feel like it's gone from thinking, say, that lower taxes are good for everyone--which is wrong, but whatever--to a lot of self-righteous bleating about how poor people don't deserve help and rich people should be able to keep whatever they have.
I have a limited supply of goodwill. I need most of it to keep from killing people on the T, most days; I don't feel like wasting it on Corporations Are Awesome Guy.