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Trent Trueheart

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Subj: Re: Just a comment on this...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 at 12:11:51 pm EST (Viewed 74 times)
Reply Subj: Just a comment on this...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 at 09:59:45 am EST (Viewed 78 times)


      My dictionary says, "The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things." But whatever. There are several definitions, so cherry pick to your content. Competence is a valid criterion to judge, not what a person looks like for whatever reason, unless looks are a major part of the job duties (basically, just acting/modeling).

    The my dictionary comment drives me nuts. When people do this they accidently or purposely trying to redefine a discussion or argument. They are changing the very language used in the discussion. People cannot freely exchange ideas if one person starts changing the meaning of the words used in a discussion according to their feelings about the word.

    I don't mean how words change over time...I mean in the very discussion itself...might as well be speaking in a language the other person doesn't know.

I think the problem is that even if you're using the same words, people can have different ideas about what they mean. If you're going to have a conversation with someone, each side might have to define certain words in order to reach an understanding.

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