Blitzen wrote:Do you have something against me or do you just like to agitate people?
You're seriously asking whether or not I like to agitate people? Where do you think BrikWars came from?
Answer Version 1: I stand firm against anyone who thinks they're right about anything*, both on this website and in real life. It's kind of the conceptual seed from which all of BrikWars grows. You've just been unlucky lately because you let yourself get caught thinking you're right more often than most of the other folks around here, and my compulsion drives me to oppose it.
Answer Version 2: To look from a different angle, I do my best to disagree with almost everything, but really I think the people who are worried about being right are the only ones who are bothered by it.
* - footnote: I want to especially emphasize here that I make no distinction whether or not people are actually right about anything, because I can't be bothered. Also because that would be falling into exactly the same trap.
Here's my feeling on the subject: all the most terrible crimes and atrocities in human experience, from genocide to arguing with your spouse, can be traced to a single root cause: people who think they're right. All the greatest discoveries and innovations and advances, on the other hand, from inventing the transistor to raising children, can be traced to the opposite source: people who have no idea what the hell they're doing. Therefore as my primary principle, overriding all others, is that I'm against the idea that it's good to value being right about things. Once things start getting too right they need to be made wrong in a hurry. It's the only way to be safe.