Wednesday, January 16, 2008

On How People Think

"The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it. And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it either neglects and despises, or else by some distinction sets aside and rejects; in order that by this great and pernicious predetermination the authority of its former council may remain inviolate."

-Francis Bacon, The Four Idols

Translated:
Once people have an opinion, they accept what correlates with it and disregard what does not, no matter who or what may disagree, no matter the facts.

This goes for you too, Boomkins. I'm sorry some people still think of you and "lol." Just cannon-fire their asses and go back to tanking raid bosses while boosting crits and improving your party's dps.

I still love you.


2 comments:

Delos said...

People can 'lol' at me all they want My feathery feeling aren't hurt. .

Moonkin, like ret paladins, are just a misunderstood and underrepresented group. People that lawl at them remember the pre-BC days where Oomkin wasn't just a clever putdown but a way of life. It's not that way anymore, and you're only starting to see more and more druids realize the true power they could be wielding.

My favorite pet name now is Doomkin, and of course Laser Chicken :)

Dani said...

@delos

Ha! I was just looking for your blog to add to my list last night and got sidetracked by this thing called "homework."

Thanks for commenting, makes things easy on me ;)

This post was actually in response to a new guild member who had stopped playing WoW pre-AQ and was pretty much...behind the times, as it were :)