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Old 08-26-2019, 10:16 AM
Acsenray is offline
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Originally Posted by Acsenray View Post
I'm curious as to why some people care about this
Originally Posted by silenus View Post
Are you new here? Why does anybody care about 90% of what we talk about? Why do you care that other people care?
This site's slogan has to do with fighting ignorance. Wondering why something is so is part of a fight against ignorance. The idea that personal preferences are things that just mysteriously manifest themselves and cannot be questioned is bunk.

Preferences have origins and reasons. I want to know why the people who care about what's on their or other people's T-shirts at a concert have preferences, why do they care.

I often ask why people care about something or prefer something (or not). It opens doors into other people's minds. I learn about different ways of looking at things, which means I can sometimes see things differently.

Preferences are also not set in stone. Thinking and talking about them can result in changing them too.
*I'm experimenting with E, em, and es and emself as pronouns that do not indicate any specific gender nor exclude any specific gender.