User talk:Cuprohastes/Cupro's Maxim

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While perhaps witty and amusing, I'm not sure I would consider this worthy of a separate entry, if only because this is not a "famous" saying and is unlikely to be the object of a search. Maybe this would be better located under Cuprohastes? --Duncan da Husky 14:31, 21 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Moved to subarticle of user page and added {{personal-article}} template. --GreenReaper(talk) 17:53, 21 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Like a lot of generalizations about furries, I find myself doubting that it actually has anything to do with furry at all. "All people are broken, to a greater or lesser extent" rings just as true. --Sebkha(talk) 13:54, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)

  • I have given thought to this topic, and I find that the statement "All Furs are broken, to a greater or lesser extent" is somewhat true. I personally would modify the statement to "The furry fandom attracts broken individuals" for two reasons:
    1. to emphasize the proper causality (the fandom does not do the breaking), and
    2. that some furs are so minimally broken as to be practically functional.
  • I say this after years of casual observation of the fandom; and despite neither knowing nor having met anyone in person, I have personal experience with being broken. ;) ---bersl2
The trouble with that is that it implies that there is a "non-broken", ideal state. I would take the view that I am not broken, just different, as everyone else is in one way or another. In particular, I do not want to be "fixed". People tried that for homosexuals, with the best of intentions, but looking back it doesn't seem like that was such a good idea. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 07:26, 14 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Um, yeah... the idea basically being bandied about there is that so-called "non-broken" people are the ones with "wonderful, fufilling lives", and the entire business sounds like a terribly arbitrary value judgement on just what a wonderful, fufilling life is. And what 'escapism' is. What if involving role-playing is part of a wonderful, fufilling life? Who defines what a wonderful life is? Or is not? Generally, observations like these always end up making a sweeping value judgement that cannot really be supported rationally when one takes them apart, and betray some kind of cultural bias.
For example, some psychological perspecitves posit that "escapism" is perfectly normal and a release valve for ordinary stress. Everybody "escapes" to some degree, in some time frame - it's impossible NOT to. Who then, is broken or not broken because they feel the need for some "escapism"? Eh? -- ToyDragon(talk)
I understand that the criteria for a wonderful life have been clearly defined for over half a century now. ;-) --GreenReaper(talk) 05:34, 15 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Can broken people determine if other people are broken? ;-) -- Anonymous —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

good point... --Cuprohastes
You know what they say - takes one to know one . . . --GreenReaper(talk) 01:10, 12 September 2006 (UTC)