I Must Remember There Is No Reasoning With the Unreasonable

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    A $50 Lesson

    A look at how we all view things differently.  It made me laugh.   I recently asked my friends' little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up.  She said she wanted to be President some day.  Both of her parents, liberal...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2009

    I Try Not to Bother

    But sometimes I wanna scream at such unreasonable people. I actually just found out tonight my boyfriend is prejudiced against gay people. And he can't even come up with an explanation as to why. Apparently gay people just **** him off. Hearing this (or rather reading it...
    Melody08 Melody08
    18-21, F
    17 Responses Dec 27, 2008

    And Again, And Again

    In some ways I am very good at avoiding the conversations that lead to no where, even the issues that drive me passionately can be dodged with most people with illogical and biased thinking lol and the view opposite to mine. But more and more I find myself confronted with the...
    echoscall echoscall
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2012

    Smackwater Jack

    "...You can't talk to a man         when he don't want to understand..." Smackwater Jack, Carol King Drunken fools, Sober Idiots, How can you see things that way? Back away slowly Escape quickly
    StarznHead StarznHead
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Dec 26, 2008

    Give Me the Grace to Accept the Things I Cannot Change

    I like to think I have lots of good advise...I'm told i have good common sense.... Well, this is my Waterloo....I cannot let sleeping dogs lie....I rage against the dying of the light.... It presents as a personal challenge to my intellect...to find a way...to light the one...
    silvrsurfr silvrsurfr
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    No Reasoning With the Unreasonable...don't Even Waste Your Time

    I had a stressful encounter recently with someone very unreasonable (And quite stupid to boot).  I tried to use reason and common sense with her, but it was useless.  So, I gave up finally.  What a waste of energy and time.  My ex SIL saw on a blog I posted...
    haydenrules haydenrules
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2009

    My Boss

    I had to remember this EVERY TIME I had a discussion about anything with my former boss. She was completely unreasonable and was one of those people who doesn't care what she says as long as she has the last word. It was so ridiculous. Everyone in the office dreaded her...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2010

    I Wish I Would..

    i wish i would remember this more often. any time i fight with someone its so easy to lose my head and try to convince the person that what I'm saying is right. i just recently lost my very best friend...she was really really an awful friend sometimes and that's kinda why we...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2008


    Whatever you say just seems to bounce off, of be misunderstood. I sometimes have this with my dad. I even have it with my ex boyfriend, who I still love dearly. But of course there is the difference beteen people who choose not to listen, and people who are just unreasonable...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente
    18-21, F
    Dec 30, 2008

    It's a case of giving

    as good as you get. If another is closeted enough not to debate, then why should you give them justice!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    Jul 15, 2015

    Darn It!

    This is something I occaisonally forget and I get so mad at myself for forgetting. It doesn't do any good. You just end up frustrated and mad. I tend to forget this when it comes to my mother-in-law and sometimes my father. I feel like they don't even try to be resonable...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2008

    "Ignore Alien Disorder"

    I find that the most appropriate thought when faced with this. 
    deleted deleted
    Apr 20, 2009

    Judge a man by his questions

    rather than his answers.
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015

    Three Cheers For Divorce

    I'll never forget it. How could I? I have two of "Unreasonables" children.
    autimom autimom
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2008

    Most of the Patton Family Is Unreasonable.

    Half of my in-laws cannot be reasoned with.
    Snookybear Snookybear
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 1, 2009

    So Tired Of The Political Drama

    I swore it off years ago, and for good reason. Yet there seems to be no escaping the throbbing pressure of ideological rage around here these days. Whatever happened to reason? Whatever happened to civility?
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Mar 15, 2011

    You'll Go Blue In the Face

    And I've certainly come across a few on this sytem as well as real life.  Unfortunately I think I've even been one myself on occassion.  lol
    IamGone IamGone
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2009

    Is It Possible To Reason With Liberals?

    Lately the issue of Abortion and its regulations have been in the news once again. The following film clip unset me, because these are our so called cream of the crop intelligent youth. And it appears that many liberals do not want any limits on abortion and even approve a...
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2013

    And Yet...

    each time she telephones, I try, try hard to reason.  I always fall for the bait 100% and this time, I am inclined to agree with him and cut you out of my life.  I have cut so many out over the years that have hurt me so much less but I have that guilt...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2009

    Ah Yeah - Kids

    Ever try to reason with a 4 year old?  hahahahahahahahahahaha : )
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Dec 8, 2008

    Oh Well. . .

    I must remember that there is no reasoning with the unreasonable. The point is, it's not his time being wasted, it's mine. 
    ladyryan ladyryan
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2012

    Jesus and the Democrat

    Because I was asked about someone with a disability in the other story about the $50 lesson; I had to reply with this. Just so that you know.  I have a child with multiple disabilities and I can still laugh and not take life sooooooooo serious.   A Republican in a...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    Mar 23, 2009


    I can't agree more! You'll find the most unreasonable people when you begin to speak on Obama. It purely ****** me off when people TRY (and horribly fail) to point out bush's accomplishments. It's one thing to debate-but to talk about something as if you're 100% correct...
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2009


    People angry with me because I won't shut up and quietly sit by while they have a discussion about people being able to change sex via plastic surgery. Nope, that's not possible, no matter how much the truth hurts your feelings. Some idiot trying to tell me that one person...
    darkchild darkchild
    36-40, F
    Feb 2, 2013

    Like Bizarro World

    In the Superman Comics, there is a character known as Bizarro.  Bizarro is the imperfect duplicate of Superman; having Superman's powers.  But this Bizaro has a warped and twisted mind.  His way of thinking is very different from that of Superman, or for that matter, most sane...
    bentheredundat bentheredundat
    26-30, M
    Sep 23, 2011

    Is The Age Of Reason Over?

    I'm fed up to the back teeth of people's apparent inability to reason. I've seen some people do it, but for the most part, people seem to value their emotions over their ability to work through stuff. Often, it's like running into a brick wall when there's an issue you want to...
    lolcatlover lolcatlover
    7 Responses Sep 9, 2010


    One should always try anyway. I must admit that it's alot like Don Quixote tilting at windmills. I may not get my way and I may have no effect. But I gotta try.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    Dec 27, 2008


    When I see the violations of the US Constitution, I have often-wonder how many individuals accept them and even support them. For example, over the last few weeks, the Federal Government has put speech restrictions on the press and military troops and employees of the oil spill...
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2010


        i must remember this because i deal with the most unreasonable people in the world some days . so i am trying to remember this .
    deleted deleted
    Aug 6, 2009
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