I've been pondering why, on so many occasions, the threads on GN deteriorate into often quite vicious wrangling, for no apparent reason.
In order to generate these fights, the antagonists pick some totally irrelevant point from either the OP or the responders and sewing the seeds of anger, disrupting the whole thread.
Now it's easy laugh at these pitiful souls or to see these irritations as a lust for power, the need to seek attention, grandstanding etc., but what if it's more than that?
We know very little about one another - how do we know these people don't have a severe mental problem; are suffering from incipient dementia or are bi-polar?
In which case, more to be pitied than blamed.
Maybe next time someone deliberately tries to hijack the thread by grabbing the limelight with an entirely specious argument, we should bear this in mind.
In my school days we used to say, 'It's a shame to mock the afflicted,' as constantly seeking to hurt or annoy people isn't normal, is it?
So is it fair to blame people who, for reasons they obviously cannot control, seek to grab attention by distrupting innocent threads?
What do you think?
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