The "wilder" responses
Here are some of the wilder responses to my communications:
- " ... developing a theory is not some Saturday morning hobby, but a long process requiring hard work and discipline. ..//.. I have too much to do to read colourful descriptions of phenomena using new words with old meanings.
- "I have listened to enough nonsense for now. Please stop using up my time."
Perhaps these responses really were correct and justified. Then again, perhaps not. And, if not, then are there lessons to be learned here about how we should respond to ideas we don't (immediately) agree with?
It may be worth bearing this in mind. Be wary of any absolute opinions stated absolutely. They may eventually prove to be justified but they are likely to so cloaked by strong animal reflexes (emotions) that these need to be defused first. Be most attentive to catching yourself playing this game - watch out for it constantly. Analyse the reasons for this polarised (animal) response before you pay attention to the apparent, purported (intellectual) message.