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Yes, we need offline arguments where we wouldn't just punch each other... But when societal discourse has been dictated by online, pseudonymous arguments where there is virtually no consequence for disrespect (and even some in-person arguments in politics have minimal consequences for that), how important is the advice? Not to mention that people still need to be willing to / be debated...

nytimes.com/2022/09/11/opinion

@a It's stuff like this... why I'm incredibly open, and why I will express my opinion in public. Because I have stopped caring who goes after me, and/or about the world in general. Other than my friends family, and close-knit communities online of which I'm a member. And of course, teaching others about the things that I'm interested in in the hopes that they too will be interested.

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