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11:56 pm: Don't Change the Game
A good idea: http://siderea.livejournal.com/1324762.html

Does your experience agree with siderea that
In an important sense, this is just politeness: don't selfishly hijack conversations that were going fine without you to be about what you'd prefer to discuss instead. On the other hand, I doubt anybody has ever in your entire lives suggested that changing a conversational topic is ever impolite, except, you know, this whole "derailing" concept from social justice activism on the internet. And most people are actually pretty terrible at discerning just what the topic is in a discussion, it not being a skill it ever crossed normal people's minds to desire to acquire.

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Date:November 27th, 2016 10:21 am (UTC)
PPS I tried rereading her original post a couple times but I can't tell what irony level (if any) the quoted paragraph has in the original post... so that didn't really illuminate anything for me. Apologies if I've badly misread by taking her literally.

Alsotoo it's a very good advice, the post as a whole I mean, and well put. Just confused by this bit.
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Date:November 27th, 2016 07:15 pm (UTC)
No, I think you're right, that she meant it literally, and that puzzled me too. So I'm wondering, is that true and I just never noticed? Is it true in some communities and false in others?
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