Eddie, I admire your willpower for trying to debate with people that create the illusion of wanting to debate but really only want to be agreed with.Jack Welles wrote: ↑Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:17 amWhat I am saying is that the negativity crowd tend to give a one-sided view of the situation by their constant digging out and airing of anything that smacks of bad news and they do this relentlessly. As a result it tends to paint an unbalanced picture of SA, more especially with regard to life at the man-in-the-street level.
When faced with those that can't distinguish between opinion and fact, think cherry-picking is scientific, or that believe that opinion is fait accompli, then there is no room for such outlandish concepts as big-picture and open-mindedness.
I'm afraid you're wrestling with a pig.
No one knows the future, who knows where things will go. The only thing we know for sure is that the gloom from 20 years ago didn't pan out so opinion and reality don't always meet.
In 20 years we can look back again and see how accurate the opinion was.
At least then some of us would have spent decades not being unhappy or worrying about stuff we can't do anything about and others would probably died of stress and alcoholism.
Avcom is an artificial environment with disproportional representation, so you will get a disproportionate response.
Comes with the territory.
In the real world this attitude tends to work itself out with a bit more balance.
It's best not to keep wading through the mire of unhappiness, narrow perspectives and close-mindedness - there's better ways to spend the day than having to deal with such toxic emotion.
Speaking of which, the bar is open..