Topics That Truly Need No Further Discussion

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Topics That Truly Need

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Topics That Truly Need No Further Discussion  You may recall the "Coffee Talk With Linda Richman" sketch from the Saturday Night Live television show which encouraged viewers to "talk amongst yourselves" on various subjects. Current topics.  The infamous hot topics.  Topics tapping on the pulse of all things real and occasionally not-so-real.  Fair game?  The standard seems to be shifting all the time.

 

The Q&A section of ActiveRain is a good, if not entertaining, source of topics.  Some relevant.  Others not so much.  Maybe.  Who is to say what is relevant?   In ActiveRain it may involve elements of weltanschauung, the spam patrol or whoever is ruling the roost with the power of the delete key these days but in the real world who has the right to declare a topic unnecessary, unworthy or verboten?  I wonder. 

 

If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion,

let it crack. 

                                                                                                   Wendell Phillips

 

You have likely heard that certain topics should never be discussed.  Sex.  Religion.  Politics.  Money.  Maybe others.  So is this still true?  Common sense as well as common courtesy seem to be in play too. Well, dare I say it depends? Because it really does. 

 

The time.  The place,  The people involved. The situation and particulars of the circumstance.  Lots of different factors. 

 

Any thoughts?  As for me, I do think this is a topic that deserves a bit more pondering. 

 

 

 

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Topics That Truly Need

No Further Discussion

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Michael Jacobs

 

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

James Dray - that "delete" key is a handy tool especially in real life.  

Inna Ivchenko - that's a quite the combination!  

Kat Palmiotti - respectful discussions are good and crankiness doesn't usually provide that warm and fuzzy feeling.  Well, not usually.   

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - that eject seat button might be quite nice.  Work on that, ok?  

Jul 11, 2019 11:55 AM #35
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

John Henry - you are so right.  Being "social" can be defined in so many different ways.  As for those Cheshire cats...trustworthy or sneaky?  Hmm  

RE Virtual Solutions - quite true.  Real communication.  Face-to-face.  I don't think it's lost but I wouldn't be surprised if a photo shows up on a milk carton either.  

Brian England - it's not just an issue on the Q&A section but extends beyond that border into "real life".  As for this forum...remember it's a point based platform. As if anyone did not know it.  

Jul 11, 2019 12:06 PM #36
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Kevin J. May - LOL Feeling verklempt is more than acceptable. 

Diana Dahlberg - the comments sometimes truly enhance a post.  I agree!  

Roy Kelley - you mean there are guidelines?  Who knew?   

Maria Gilda Racelis - the world including ActiveRain offers much fun.  

Jul 11, 2019 12:13 PM #37
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John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

I think that society as a whole is loser because we are told that we can not say certain things. This means that meaningful conversation is now very difficult to have.

I think it starts with our attitude. If we project a mean spirit when we comment, that hinders conversation.

There is a time for everything, but we have to have the right intentions.

If we cannot have a conversation unless we agree then how do we ever learn? How do we ever get corrected if we don't allow people to calmly discuss our differences.

Very thought provoking post.

Jul 11, 2019 01:13 PM #38
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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John Wiley - thank you for your comment.  The age of political correctness may have an impact but I think it goes beyond that.  There are many moving parts to this and I am still discovering more each and every day.  

Jul 11, 2019 01:32 PM #39
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Robinson Crusoe only got so far in sharing with his dog, cat and parrot. When another human showed up, intimacy, meaning and satisfaction was triggered. Q & A, sharing, comments and posting we thrive on. Reverse this and we hunger

Jul 11, 2019 01:46 PM #40
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Michael Jacobs
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Richie Alan Naggar - it's the first time I recall reading a comment that referenced Robinson Crusoe on ActiveRain but your thoughts, as usual, encourage thought.  

Jul 11, 2019 03:21 PM #41
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - One of the reasons I spend most of my social media time on AR is because of the positive influence. I learn a lot. Realize there are others going through the same things as I am. AND I get to congratulate others on their success!  

Jul 11, 2019 04:11 PM #42
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - you are an example of what an excellent ActiveRain member does.  You play fair in the sandbox.  You participate.  You share.  

Jul 11, 2019 06:05 PM #43
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Joan Cox
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Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

LOL Michael, that is the very reason when I showed a home with a sex swing in the master bedroom, I did not call the agent to say they probably should take it down.   HEE HEE! 

Jul 12, 2019 11:07 AM #44
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I haven't looked at that area of AR for a while.  I tend to view blogs only pertinent to the industry or those occasional humourous venting posts.  Why bring up topics (sex, politics, etc) that are better discussed NOT online in this forum?

Jul 12, 2019 03:16 PM #45
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Michael, this is perhaps one topic which needs serious thought and attention as there are so many ActiveRain members and I wonder if people can handle some of the topics  mentioned when done in open discussion;  even my own large immediate family stay away from discussing politics. I have been in the field of counseling since 1968 and I hesitate when writing emails which can too easily be misinterpreted, misunderstood.  Missing in emails are important factors such as inflection, sensitivity, warmth, etc....because subject to the way read and understood.  People tend to get hurt...Michael, I fear I may have said too much?!?

  

Jul 12, 2019 04:05 PM #46
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Michael Jacobs
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR - and it extends far beyond the Question and Answer section of this forum.

Jane Chaulklin-Schott - your comment conveys a very honest and real response to a situation that faces many of us.  I almost said "all" but all, none, always and never are words I attempt to avoid.  For multiple reasons.  You probably understand...

Jul 12, 2019 04:21 PM #47
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Overall, I'm not a fan of the Q and A in the Rain and I only discuss the "senstive" topics with people I trust.  We know the folks in our circle who can remain calm and rationale when we disagree. And it's fun to debate issues at times - we usually walk away with at least a better understanding of another's view point. IMHO, social media is not the format for discussing controversial topics. 

Jul 13, 2019 07:24 AM #48
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Michael Jacobs - since I don't know anything about the sitcom and only on rare occasions in the past have I tiptoed into  ARs Q&A I don't have anything to say. However, I do agree using "common sense" is the best way to behave socially.  

Jul 13, 2019 11:02 AM #49
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - issues, sensitive and otherwise, fortunately have an issue beyond the Q&A section.  I believe that to be a good thing.  

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP -- ahh, that common sense thing.  Again.  Will there be a time when it's not brought forth?  I certainly hope not.  

Jul 13, 2019 11:11 AM #50
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Many fear discussions where they'll be made to be the fool, which is too bad.   If they only learned the right way to ask a question instead of coming off as a know it all, maybe more discussion might take place?!   Intimidation can be frustrating, too.

Jul 13, 2019 06:45 PM #51
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Jan Green - learning leads to earning.  Earning confidence.  Insight. And along the way we may gain a way to find the truth by understanding the information that better shapes the questions we ask.  It seems like a win-win.  

Jul 14, 2019 03:41 AM #52
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Yes!  That's the reason I named the course I teach to realtors as Knowledge is EmPOWERing, except the power is in electricity!  Most don't get the title so I'm going to have to change it so they know more of what they'll be learning.  Yes, a win win!

Jul 14, 2019 10:36 AM #53
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Michael Jacobs
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Jan Green - continued success with your class.  You definitely have the right attitude and as we know that's POWERFUL.

Jul 14, 2019 07:03 PM #54
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