Posted: Nov 09, 2022 5:50 am
by Spearthrower
Azaghal wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:
Perhaps ironically, such people have often been some of the most conformist people I've ever met.

Maybe, for example, those 'people' were missionaries.

The (figuratively and literally) biggest one I ever encountered was a guy who was initially impressed with my knowledge of South and Southeast Asia but eventually became very irate about the fact that I didn't want to spend my college years using drugs with reckless abandon and sleeping with all sorts of random young women, especially his favorite sorts.

He alleged to be a Buddhist, claiming that Buddhism is really just about empirical psychology rather than any sort of metaphysical point of view beyond any of that, which is already debatable, but, in any case, I was under the impression that Buddhism is about detachment from the world rather than desperately clinging to whatever it has to offer.

He eventually died of being a completely corpulent obese hambone, long before his number should have ever been up.

To this day, I chuckle about how he used to respond to criticisms of things like mobile execution vans in China by blubbering "w-well, at least they take care of their own!" Yeah, OK ... debatable. Yellow fever: don't let it get the best of you!

So your inductive fallacy is based on one individual?

That's a nice story - remind me what it's got to do with me.