'O' wrote:[I hate loud people too but you have to make yourself heard otherwise what's the point of saying anything?
An interesting query. I'm not sure I've managed sufficient honing on the half-prepared quippy answer that prompted me to press the reply button, so I'll shelve that and ask another question. Apart from simple functional statements aimed at affecting the actions of others, what's the point of saying anything anyway?
I'm assuming 'point' implies meaning or utility, and without disappearing down any ontological rabbit-holes, I'm becoming more inclined to think the most of what I say out loud (which isn't a lot considering how much time I spend on my own) is just an extension of the internal stream, a story I tell Me about what's going on in and around me, and so is essentially for my own solipsistic benefit, a way for me to find out what's going on and / or incidentally to entertain myself and anyone in earshot. There's no point to it as such, no import beyond the comfort we all take in human noises (erm, I may b e a bit stoned).
I may getting off topic here, so rather than leave this is in the thread-crapping thread, can I just say
Boo! FuckFart sux!
and go and do something useless somewhere else