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One move, one opinion, one "mistake" in eyes of a majority can destroy a reputation

Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 3:25 AM by BeachBoy
Updated November 7th, 2008 at 4:57 AM by BeachBoy (Update Blog Category)

There are numerous times where one person takes a stand, against, pretty much, an unbelievable majority ... and ultimately gets kicked to the curb for it. Countless people write the person off as "bad person with horrible opinions" and their respected reputation crumbles like a cookie. Only for their future points to possibly affected by that previous grudge. When actually, if you really looked into the overall person, they're good people. It's sad, how one (that's all it takes, just one) disagreement can put someone's entire respect and reputation into flames.

Every day people preach to never give up, fight for what you believe in, and so on. And when someone does, for it to go horribly wrong, the backlash and overall negativity caused from such destroy the person's overall image... yet all along they just took a stand for what they believed in.

Ironic, too, this case could be stamped onto numerous people here at PC. It's to the point where arguments and debates never succeed or lead to compromise, where neither opinion moves. Everything blown out of proportion these days. People get trashed for this. Attacked and taking things far too personal about disagreements when they merely disagree with the topic, not literally the other person.

Other times, "the little guy," the David, takes his stand and it turns out to be something wonderful, praised, and nothing but positives like "hey, you fought for it!" ...yet you rarely, if ever, hear that about the guy that took on Goliath and lost.

If you're still standing, even if you've
been practically ripped apart limb from limb, good for you. Regardless of how your points may be in a discussion, debate, argument, whatever... it speaks volumes of a person to fight for what they believe in.

And to the people that drag the person down further when a stand is over, the argument is done. Forum-wise... most likely locked, perhaps banned and simply a thing of the past. When they just continue to bash the person. Move on, please, don't look at a person so narrowly based on one opinion. Take a fresh look at everything each and every time.

That's really all I have to say. And no, I'm not defending the points, I'm defending the character, reputation, and overall person. Have a nice day.
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  1. Old Comment
    Aizuke's Avatar
    Wow, you were still thinking about it after we talked about? XD

    But I agree with you, completely.
    Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 3:28 AM by Aizuke Aizuke is offline
  2. Old Comment
    BeachBoy's Avatar
    Yeah, after talking about it, I thought I could take it a step further, really send more of a message.

    Thanks. :D
    Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 3:32 AM by BeachBoy BeachBoy is offline
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    Percy Thrillington's Avatar
    hahahhahahahahha for some reason i imagined beachboy posting I HAVE A DREAM as his next entry
    Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 6:00 AM by Percy Thrillington Percy Thrillington is offline
  4. Old Comment
    ... A little random, but still deep. It almost brings a tear to my eye D:
    Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 6:06 AM by Motsuko Live Motsuko Live is offline
  5. Old Comment
    BeachBoy's Avatar
    Har har Rekhyt. XD Your prediction skills only seem to improve.

    And Ritsuki, kinda, evolved from a chat about some people and BAM this entry kill me like running into a wall. =D And thanks. XD
    Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 6:20 AM by BeachBoy BeachBoy is offline
  6. Old Comment
    ...I don't believe this. I can not believe that somebody actually posted about this topic before he could. ...Egh, now I'm worried about the rest getting snatched up...
    Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 7:57 AM by Forci Stikane Forci Stikane is offline
  7. Old Comment
    I have no idea what case you're talking about, but it was a very nice read regardless. If it was possible to rep on blog entries, you'd totally get a +1 from me.

    <3 Orby.
    Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 1:27 PM by
  8. Old Comment
    BeachBoy's Avatar
    Ichaste, I think you're taking this entry too... hmm, well, too much like it's directed at one person's case. Point blank, it isn't. Recently I've had a lot of things in my life that fall into this entry. And with discussing some events on PC about multiple people, it added fuel to this, yes, but it's not what you're thinking. So, before you judge where it's coming from, notice I repeatedly mentioned it in groups. (Never he, she, etc) This isn't a one person thing, it's backup to countless people. And besides, if it was, nothing helps more than backing up a person kicked down. But um, thanks for commenting. o_o

    And thank you Audy. :D!

    [edit] And oh, now that I've learned of it, this entry was published before today's... er, event happened.
    Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 7:43 PM by BeachBoy BeachBoy is offline
    Updated November 2nd, 2008 at 11:51 PM by BeachBoy
  9. Old Comment
    Jack O'Neill's Avatar
    That kind of stuff used to happen to me all the time on this very forum. I got used to it after a while.

    Ironically, much of my disagreements were with a guy named David, and he definitely wasn't the little guy out on the battlefield.
    Posted November 3rd, 2008 at 5:01 AM by Jack O'Neill Jack O'Neill is offline
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    No, no, BeachBoy, I wasn't saying what you apparently think I was. I wasn't judging or questioning anything.

    I have to thank you, though. You just gave an excellent point.
    Posted November 3rd, 2008 at 7:21 AM by Forci Stikane Forci Stikane is offline
    Updated November 3rd, 2008 at 12:29 PM by Forci Stikane
  11. Old Comment
    I have no idea who you're talking about...but that's nice, deep yeah. Your opinions can ruin your reputation just because others disagree when it is not deserved. Although, as always, there will be exceptions where it is a good thing...I suppose I'm looking at the very negative side where you're standing up for something bad, where you hate something or you're just ignorant of the subject...espeically over multiple threads, again and again and again...
    Posted November 3rd, 2008 at 2:02 PM by Jorah Jorah is offline
  12. Old Comment
    BeachBoy's Avatar
    @ Jack: Yeah, bound to happen on a forum really.

    @ Ichaste: Oh, okay. XD I wasn't sure where you were coming from. Thanks. :D

    @ Jorah: That's true, the respect and reputation for someone fighting in what they can believe in has a line. Like, you can't still respect an insane people that fights for um, like, the killing of people or something weird like that. And on forum terms, when it never ends or they're just trolls, yeah. Good point there yourself. (b' ')b
    Posted November 3rd, 2008 at 3:44 PM by BeachBoy BeachBoy is offline