To be observant is to open yourself up to emotional attack.

After all, if you don't know that some aspect of you exists, then you can't be hurt when someone attacks you verbally for having that quality. Bonus points if you are actively blind to the fact.

This is what makes it so hard to argue with "stupid" people.

I contend that they are not stupid so much as they cling to their ignornace instinctively. As a defense mechanism.

A really fucking good defense mechanism.

Go ahead: try and argue with someone who has bought into their own paradigmn to the exclusion of all others. You'll lose 99% of the time. The 1% of the time you do? It doesn't really make up for it. We're just not wired that way.

Next time: WAR IS PEACE.