Rickie wrote:I'm thinking all this aspects thing is a personality preference thing.
Excellent, I appreciate honesty. This is more in line with you then the idea you actually wanted to be apart of any aspect.
The pressing need to assert one's view on and criticize others is nothing more than self validation.
The only question being what does each individual wish to be validated on? I do not agree with your analysis, but in order to come to these perspectives, it is healthy to explore them to 'A' logical conclusion. Self validation at a web site is rather un-meaningful unless it equates to better then what one might experience outside of the site. But honestly, that begs the question, if this site truly is full of people who only come here for themselves and not to help others... then why are you here? Unless you do believe their are people here willing to help another?
Then it comes down to if you are willing to receive that help... and I believe this is your hangup. Which brings the circular thinking back to you are expressing your own presence here. You are here for self validation. Perhaps not solely nor do you recognize it. Reality is, you imagined it, so it speaks to what goes through your mind.
Defending one's beliefs publically because you're not sure of yourself. This is probable meta so I will say this about me. I find defining me as a particular aspect limits me. I'm not: light, dark, or shadow. I am all of that plus and I'm OK with it. If I need to be one thing or another I'll be that if it serves me and when it doesn't it doesn't. That is my problem with some discussions here. I can't see some points of view. After a bit of time I don't want to. The are limiting, immature, stubborn, ego serving points of view (personality assertion) not worthy of my time and energy.
And yet you still exert the energy. To be clear, you do not exert it so as to better understand the points of view. But you do exert energy applying personality to those who put it forth without a frame of reference. Which serves you poorly.
I expect more of me.
And you do it all so that you can make this argument... but honestly, what do you expect of yourself? To be a poor judge of others or to better understand them? By putting aside perceptions of others, you might find yourself understanding an individual better... or at least being able to see their position better through asking a question here or there.
I allow myself to be free and as expansive as I am capable of now and able to grow to be. Some may not understand this and that is OK for them but not for me.
The only person who limits you is yourself. To give others that ability is to give it to them willingly.