Hey, I've been looking at Disqus comments and making a comment or two. Starting a discussion or two. It's been great. It makes me think and engages my thinking with others.
I'll make some comment and get a response starting off with something similar in meaning to "Jane, you ignorant slut" (you youngsters can query it).
It's cool. Because, so far, I find people are trying to communicate. And, with my limited exposure to it all, most people are relatively polite and respectful. Well. The Religion channel does have a lot of baiting going on.
But anyway, I find the current state of knowledge to be too broad and deep when paired with my limited ability to articulate (and pontificate). It's the way of civilization. Academia, science, technology, just creates more and more paths of wonder and corresponding categorizing, labeling, and investigating. You can't know everything.
Not to mention that I find writing to be too confining sometimes. In the sense that I don't want to proof read and edit. If I do that, I always find something wrong. I fix that and then I find something else, then, wait, that doesn't read right, omg.
If I do it the way I'm supposed to, it winds up reading like some dry essay or something. And it took me forever to produce what with all the rewriting and trying to make it perfect.
And don't get me started on 'trigger warnings' and 'offensive terms'. I can't keep up. But I must say that because my intention is not to offend, these concepts force me to explore what people are saying about it. They require me to take into consideration the thoughts and feelings of people who may be far removed from me culturally, politically, etc.
Isn't that a wonderful concept? Consideration.