This past week, I've started talking to more people around FN and getting to know them better. In the process, I encountered a lot of different characters. Some of them annoyed the hell out of me, but most were pretty nice and accommodating. Those that did bite my nerves were mostly Cowboy fans that attacked the Redskins. Or anti-Redskin blokes that made unnecessary remarks about the racial issues of the Redskins' namesake. Or just plain losers. Needless to say, I was as pissed as a pregnant woman on menopause and told them off in my way: the ad hominem way.
Ad hominem (to those that don't have a flippin' clue) is when one's comeback during a debate is by making some degrading/personal comments about the person he/she is debating. This strategy is prevalent with young children and some teenagers because they find that they don't have anymore ammo to kill their opponent's argument. Here's an example of ad hominem:
Bill Clinton: I swear to Hillary's unfashionable and graying underpants that I did NOT get a BJ from Monica Lewinsky.
George Dubya Bush: I happen to have all this evidence that you did. So who gave it to you if it's not Monica?
Bill Clinton: Your mom!
So basically, ad hominem is stupid. I'm absolutely guilty of being a participant of such a horrible tactic. The Elders of FN (y'all know who y'all are) told me about how to respect others and to stop making ad hominem comebacks. I will hang those comments in my Wall of Shame. I've learned from my mistakes and I'm trying my hardest to apply them to my life. If you catch me making retarded comments on other people's personal lives or something in that area, just bi*ch slap me over the ‘Net and rat me out. I'm still growing up, so I'm bound to make more mistakes. For all y'all that took the pathway of idiocy as I did, please do yourself a favor and refrain from it. As mah man Confucius would say (though I highly doubt he did), it's easier to correct a broken branch when it's a sapling, but as a tree, you can't do anything about the gnarled branch.
I shall conclude this blog with crucial advice from Hannah Montana: "Nobody's perfect! I gotta work it! Again and again till I get it riiiight!"
Please don't ask me how I know... I just do, haha.