Most people NEED to hear their own opinion from all other people and are frustrated that they don't have the might to make it "right."
paul wheaton wrote:
I wonder if somebody has the gall to utter an opinion that is contrary to what the listener wants to hear, if the response might be "don't be a dick".
paul wheaton wrote:
But, of course, be dick in a way that I am cool with. Which makes you not a dick to me. Just to icky people.
Dan Boone wrote:I feel as if the world is full of dicks. Lot of dickish people out there.
paul wheaton wrote:I think that Wil Wheaton's version of "don't be a dick" is in response to people who are openly trying to meet their personal humor needs at the expense of others. In otherwords, openly trolling or talking smack just for fun - but they are going too far. So you say "don't be a dick" and the person then realizes they have gone a bit too far and reigns it in.
This is the first time he brought it up (about 1:20):
He is suggesting that when you win a game, "try not to be a dick" - be a graceful winner.
I like poker. And my favorite phrase when playing poker is "STRAIGHT FLUSH BITCHES!" which might be the very thing that wil wheaton is attempting to address.
If someone from Monsanto were to come onto Paul’s land and start spraying roundup on his plants, I strongly suspect he would have some choice words for them, to say the least. Does that make him a dick?
If I point out their dickery, does that really make me, too, a dick?
Julie Reed wrote:So let’s say he returns to spray again. We can all agree he is being a dick. Even HE agrees- He knows better, he is doing it deliberately for whatever personal reason
So let’s say he returns to spray again. We can all agree he is being a dick. Even HE agrees- He knows better, he is doing it deliberately for whatever personal reason, thus he is being a dick. So he knows that too. Now granted, calling him on it will change nothing, and may even give him satisfaction, but how exactly is that reflective? How is the one who calls him out being dickish as well?
Travis Johnson wrote:My Grandfather always told me, "No matter what you do, people will say bad things about your, and your efforts, so you minds well just go out and do what you feel is right".