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Old 05-25-2006, 07:04 PM   #71
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Velochic, you're right, this forum is a classroom; the only difference being that it's a democratic classroom, and not a dictatorial system as most classrooms are. The admins set aside an entire forum for the discussion of healthy foods, dieting and nutrition. Perhaps this whole topic may have been better served in that forum.

I respect anyone's desire to eat as little processed food as possible; we all, in our hearts, would like to do the same, I'm sure. But, as I said before, 'all things in moderation'.

I have found myself becoming a master skeptic with claims of this food being a 'superfood' and that food being a monster, cancer/heart attack/whatever-causing agent. If we want to start serious discussions on the benefits of a particular food or the processing method used to make it, it would be a great idea. As long as the claims can be backed up by serious research by proven researchers; and not a company trying to sell its product, or diet or book.
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Old 05-25-2006, 10:32 PM   #72
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I don't think a classroom is the best parallel for what happens here. In a classroom there is one teacher and all the rest are students.

This is a forum of equals who all share information and ideas. Today you are the "teacher" and tomorrow you may be the "student".
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:04 AM   #73
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I expect a certain level of competence from people contributing to some threads in these forums.
Here is where I saw/read the condesension. Perhaps this statement was not directed completely at me but you had quoted me in the reply and I took it personally.

I would like to think I am an intelligent and competent person (at least the diplomas on my wall say so) and do regularly "debate" with my friends about issues much deeper than velveeta (my brother is a hippie and my husband is a navy gulf war veteran - try that one on). My dad and I get into it all the time about the price of food in his store and issues in our community concerning pricing and affordability and health. However, I think it is because I am a teacher that I understand there are always at least 2 sides to the issue and I am only one part of it. Being open to hearing what others are saying is a personal goal of mine in any interaction.
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:29 AM   #74
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Here is where I saw/read the condesension. Perhaps this statement was not directed completely at me but you had quoted me in the reply and I took it personally.

I would like to think I am an intelligent and competent person (at least the diplomas on my wall say so) and do regularly "debate" with my friends about issues much deeper than velveeta (my brother is a hippie and my husband is a navy gulf war veteran - try that one on). My dad and I get into it all the time about the price of food in his store and issues in our community concerning pricing and affordability and health. However, I think it is because I am a teacher that I understand there are always at least 2 sides to the issue and I am only one part of it. Being open to hearing what others are saying is a personal goal of mine in any interaction.

ohmygosh, I am so sorry that you took this personally, it was not meant for you or any one who had made a post on this thread. What I was doing was following the first rule of public speaking, or speaking in a public forum, and that first rule is to define your audience, define who are you talking to? Are you trying to address grade school children or who? I was thinking out loud that I was addressing intelligent folks who had the luxury to be on this forum.
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:33 AM   #75
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I think what we have learned here is that there were some miscommunications and misinterpretations from people on both sides of the issue here. I am very happy to see that this was worked out in a mature and kind way. That says a lot about everyone here!

I am now going to lock this thread as there is no reason to continue down this path since everyone seems to now understand where each other was coming from. Thank you everyone!
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