Note posted on March 10, 2021

Give me a well-reasoned, logical, impassioned argument and I'll consider the points it makes. Give me that same argument, but with the speaker treating me like an idiot or a toddler, and I'll walk away before it's over.

It's a simple fact of communication: if you don't speak to me as a human worthy of basic respect and intelligence, I have no reason to listen to you as one.

If you treat someone like crap and expect them to listen without any pushback, most likely you are:

  1. Stupid
  2. Entitled
  3. A jerk
  4. Some combination of the above
  5. Working at a cable company

Being upset by this isn't being a "snowflake." It's being someone who can set healthy boundaries and won't put up with your nonsense. There's no reason to be ashamed about that.