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What are things that you don't leave alone, even though you know you should? (especially online).

Asked by phaedryx (6110points) July 15th, 2012

This happens to me more often than I’d like:

I know I’ll get pulled into a long argument that won’t accomplish anything, but I still make a comment. I’ll waste a bunch of my time googling around and, in the end, nothing was accomplished.

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JLeslie's avatar

My husband. My husband when he is tired of listening to me.

Judi's avatar

A pimple or a scab.

jca's avatar

Very rarely on Fluther I will get into a debate with someone and it gets convoluted. If the person makes a false accusation or I feel they are attacking me, I will come back and defend myself, when actually, since it’s online, I could just let it go and walk away. I try not to let that happen too often, though, because I feel like life is too short and for those who have time and energy for excessive arguing, I wonder if they don’t have anything else to do with their lives. I try not to invest a lot of energy into the negativity.

Cruiser's avatar

I am totally guilty of what you described and yes nothing is ever accomplished.

Cooking and my garden are two things I just can’t not fuss and muss with and I do know I really don’t need to but do so anyway.

digitalimpression's avatar

Some days are better than others. I try to make my comments and gracefully bow out in a conversation I know is turning sour. Nobody’s perfect. Sometimes I just can’t resist a good verbal scuffle. I’ve found that the older I get, the better I am at controlling myself.

bkcunningham's avatar

Sometimes I think my point is being misunderstood and I’ll continue trying to get people to read what has been posted and to open their eyes and their minds. It takes me a little while to realize they are just asshats who gang up on anyone who doesn’t walk lockstep with them.

jca's avatar

I think another reason why I don’t usually get into arguments on Fluther or other sites is because I feel that people’s opinions are usually not going to change, so I have mine and others have theirs. It seems the arguments usually start when I post mine and someone comes back with a direct attack about why mine is wrong. I feel with opinions there’s no right or wrong. I’m not looking to change other people’s minds. As we would say where I used to work, “It’s not that serious!”

ucme's avatar

Puddles, when i’m riding my bike & someone, lets just say it’s a kid, is standing by the side of the roa….......

hearkat's avatar

I have an online friend who is always lamenting her love-life, but any advice that is given gets shot down. I’ll manage to avoid it for a while, but occasionally get sucked back in, and then wonder why I bothered.

Kardamom's avatar

Nachos with jalapenos! Walk away from the cheese machine!

stardust's avatar

@Kardamom Mmmmm!
Tetris..once I start, I turn into a zombie!

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

My BIL loves to go on a tirade about the latest “shenanigans” of people of a certain race in the town where he lives. His brother wrote a letter to the editor of The Washington Post about the “fact” that the Holocaust never happened….and it got published. (And this guy is a lawyer.) When Dad saw it, he went ballistic. Their father is just as bad, if not worse.

As much as I know it is pointless to oppose to their outrageous remarks, I can’t help it. There is always some glimmer of hope that they will finally snap out of their delusions.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I have a problem leaving bird boxes alone. We have bluebirds that have nested in the boxes and house sparrows are trying to harass them. I can’t let them do it.
Don’t ask how I dissuade them. But the action is usually permanent.

The bluebird fledglings are days away from leaving the nest. I can’t wait!

gravity's avatar

wine… and pocket frogs

Paradox25's avatar

I’m not for getting the last words in, or even trying to ‘win’ a debate. I’m only interested in getting my points across and why I think the way I do about a certain topic. There are times I may debate strongely, but I would hope that I would never get like that!

snapdragon24's avatar

A point. Sometimes I try too hard to get a point through to someone and it becomes a never-ending story! Gotta let it go sometimes!

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