I'm back from a little JWD break and I'm happy to see that things are not as volatile as when I left. However, some things never change. And one thing that seems to be a constant around here is the mentality of some very intelligent and knowledgeble ones (in their own minds at least) that if you are "nice" you are some how emotionally needy and/or not too bright.
I don't think the "happy people" on the board have anything against people with high IQ's. So, why do some of these intellectual giants feel the need to put down "warm and fuzzy " people and the topics they chose to discuss? If they want a forum where only science and deep doctrine are discussed, why don't they start one? Until they do, why can't we all be tolerant of each other and our different interests and perspectives, without trashing each other?
And where did the idea that to be intellectual you must be rude and cold originate anyway? I personally know many highly intelligent people who are also kind and caring. In fact, I know a lot of rude morons.
I know this will go down as yet another "let's be nice" thread, and made fun of exponentially, but that's ok with me.