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Ol' cliche

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Unveiled Artist, Dec 5, 2021.

  1. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Veteran Member

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    Have you ever killed someone with kindness before?

    How did they respond?
     
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  2. The Hammer

    The Hammer Wyrd Walker
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    I'm above such games. I prefer to just be a dick outright.
     
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  3. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Veteran Member

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    Why? I assume that's not your character?
     
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    They said they didn't need false piety. Then again I was sort of trolling when I was doing that in a sarcastic way because I had completely and utterly won the debate and I declared that God Himself agreed with me.
     
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    My character is one who openly expresses their emotions. Whether that be anger, happiness, or sadness. Some have called me a dick and/or ******* before, but that's on them.
     
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  6. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Veteran Member

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    How do you interpret that cliche?

    It doesn't mean you can't express your emotion directly. Can't you kill them with happiness?
     
  7. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    They stopped breathing.
     
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  8. Brickjectivity

    Brickjectivity ✔ a-OK RF member .99/lb
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    Its entirely possible if someone is codependent (or something) to accidentally get them upset merely be being polite and them taking it for eternal bonds of friendship. In particular children can be extremely possessive of complete strangers. I encountered such a child one time and wished I hadn't been nice. I hope they are Ok. Its very strange, but you have to be careful not to be too nice to strangers, sometimes.
     
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    I don't understand. How could they possibly respond if they were dead?
     
  10. The Hammer

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    I understand the cliche. I may have even used the expression in the past myself. But I prefer to be more direct.
     
  11. SomeRandom

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    Actually once. In a YouTube comments section of all places.
    I was in this heated debate about something political, I can’t remember. And the guy I was arguing with was being quite belligerent. Not rude per se, but they had an attitude. And seemingly a chip on their shoulder. I guess I was feeling saintly that day as I was nothing but completely polite and nice. It wore my opponent down to the point where they profusely apologised for their behaviour. Our debate slowly turned into an amicable discussion where we both conceded some points but agreed to disagree. It was rather bizarre if I’m honest.
     
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  12. Unveiled Artist

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    Oh. How I internet the expression is if someone is mean to you and you would be kind back, it wouldn't mean you werent direct just your approach wouldnt feed off their emotions.

    So, it's not about directness just responding (direct or not) without feeding off their anger etc.
     
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  13. RayofLight

    RayofLight My pronouns: they/them

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    I'm with @The Hammer I don't kill folk with kindness if they are rude to me. Besides...kindness gets you in trouble at times. Better to be direct and tell them exactly what you think. Kindness makes folk think you'll tolerate their bull. Be blunt tell them you don't like them they understand you won't tolerate it. You get what you throw to me.
     
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  14. Unveiled Artist

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    It's more about feeding off the other's emotions. If someone is angry at you and you be angry right back (direct or not) that's not killing them with kindness. If they are angry and you're cool and collect (but still direct) that's killing them with kindness. Many people get angrier because you're not feeding them your emotions. You're "smarter" than that. Unless one likes being angry (or hateful and so forth), I wouldn't see why one wouldn't be kind.

    That's what the phrase means.
    (Unless by direct you mean that feeding off others' emotions is okay because that means being direct?)
     
  15. Unveiled Artist

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    "Killing" mean defuse the argument by not feeding on others' emotions.
     
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  16. RayofLight

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    Ah well I interept the phrase differently. To me it means be nice to folk who are mean to you and maybe they'll one day be nice to you. But being cool headed is a good thing.
     
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  17. Unveiled Artist

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    I haven't heard that interpretation before. That sounds like do unto others.
     
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