Subject: Re: Packages
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 13:37:03 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erann Gat
| I feel fairly confident that I'm sufficiently non-idiotic that if someone
| can't explain something in this area so that I can understand it there's
| a good chance that it's their fault and not mine.

  This arrogance is probably the reason why you never _listen_ to anyone.
  There is probably no way to make you revert to a mental state where you
  realize that you know less than those who try to tell you something.

  You have established that you will only listen to very particular points
  that people raise, and not listen to their "philosophical" answers.  You
  even ridicule me for trying to answer your philosophical _question_.  In
  order for you to stop being such a prick, you have to snap out of the "I
  know all I need to know, thank you" attitude.  Your confusion comes from
  thinking you know something you do not in fact know.  The only possible
  solution for you is to stop thinking you know, but judging from how you
  respond to every suggestion I make, you will take this to mean that you
  should be humiliated and ridiculed because that is what happens when you
  flout your arrogance.  However, if you could start to think and listen,
  and actually try to _learn_ something from what people tell you, instead
  of going on your fucking annoying fault-finding missions _all_ the time,
  you would be unconfused in no time.

  I would actually like to help you and any other victim of confusion, but
  when you are so dead certain that you know everything you need to know
  and can _arbitrarily_ decide that "I don't get it, and it's his fault",
  there is no incentive to try to explain anything to you at all.  Only the
  people who might read your incessant whining are worth talking to.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.