Er, not exactly. Many warm, dry, well fed and well loved humans enjoy the exploration of ideas. If one answer inevitably leads to another question, and therefore more exploration, then all is good. Daily exploration practice builds the process of relationships without bringing negativity into the circle.
Evidence of pain … it’s very subjective, sometimes all the positive energy on the planet isn’t enough to stop the tears. My subjective observation of our community sees a tad lack of positive energy on several levels. Healing in this environment isn’t going to be easy.
OMG! It’s a negative thought and then our ego takes it personally, and *then* … we want to be right and some begin to gather the troops….
Generally, men seem to not take exploration of “it’s only an idea” so personally. imho, (in my humble observation) our community tends to practice some kind of strange communication about ideas, about exploration. It may be some way of isolating any diversity? We don’t tolerate it well? What’s up with that?
Could needing to be right, a psuedo-comfort, be an analogy to sticking your head in the mud?