Thursday, March 20, 2008

Duty Calls

Caption: What do you want me to do? LEAVE? Then they'll keep being wrong!


The bad thing about Internet is, if you are an assertive person, you will soon find yourself hooked in the abundance of discussions and debates out there. You spend endless hours trying to prove your point to friends and strangers alike.

And you don't even know what you stand to gain from doing so. Sense of satisfaction? Assertion of intellectual superiority and maturity? Or as this comic succinctly points out, the "duty calls"?

I am one of them. And I need to learn more self control. 共勉之.


p/s: Do visit xkcd.com for many other great comics. The best comics out there for geeks.

7 comments:

Alvin Ooi said...

LOLZ. funny. Geeky Stick Guy

WP said...

Hehe, I was one of them at first too...and then it started getting repetitive (always the same old topics and me always saying the same thing) so I stopped :P

day-dreamer said...

LOL! Interesting. Nice one. Haha.

ShouFarn said...

You go through 3 stages.

1. In the first stage, you try to kindly point out why they are wrong and why you are right, hoping they won't live their lives out in delusion anymore.

2. Second stage begins when desperation sets in and the idiot still refuses to see the light. Stalking ensues and every single point is merticulously hashed and rehashed.

3. Soul crushing despair sets in as you lose faith in humanity.

bluez_aspic said...

Sometimes I like to think it's an exercise in futility since everyone argues on different grounds, each bringing their own set of beliefs/prejudices to the table.

I'm just on the lookout for an excuse to tout sarcastic one-liners, hehe.

Lim Jie Ni said...

haha! 共勉之。

changyang1230 said...

Eerm. Everyone is always trying to gain something from those debates / arguments. For many, it's the sense of vindication and satisfaction. Or to put it harshly, "self-centredness".