I came to this site seeking a debate forum, I stayed because of the the atmosphere and key minds that have inspired, intrigued, and made me feel like both a mental midget and a mental giant.
I love the positivity and humor and even the hard headed belligerence, and the therefore inevitable heated passionate debate.
I prefer when an "important" subject matter brings out both sides of an issue, represented by all variations of ignorant passion, moderate stances of acknowledged limited knowledge and existing influential bias, and indeed researched and studied standpoints of all degrees of intensity.
And while its great to teach and learn, sometimes its just fun to rip into people when they say something silly or try to start a fight.
The term family comes to mind when I think of the reasons why I love this site.
I think a great characteristic of this site that might be a bit rare, speculation on my part, is that it encourages individuals to truly investigate and express themselves. Its very oriented towards exposing, and more importantly, understanding, controlling and or advancing this self as you see fit.
This is especially true about faults and weaknesses. Which is where I think much humor, bonding, and real benefit come from.
I've seen the best in people brought about in the exposure of the worst of people, both from one's self and from others, when honesty and humilty have overcome ego and deciet/denial in an attempt to truly learn and teach.
Its sometimes an ugly process, but in the end, it turns out to be a beautiful thing, and its why I love this site.
Maybee its me who has lost it
Well when was the last time you posted a picture like a scandelous looking dust imprint on the hood of a car?
And Lady Taz's enthusiasm and pleasantness has only recently even been closely revived by the likes of Chiron and Sorceress.
Maybe its time to propose another community get together that everyone can get excited about and then later deflate with the realization of the sheer impracticallity of.
I think Decius just needs to hurry up and get rich so we can do something fun, to make up for how dissappointed we all would be if we actually met. Heh.