Every now and then I get news about the who's-who (and some who think they are a who who's a who) of various message forums and online groups "grumbling" about the success of GRP, its network of bloggers, and its community of critical no-nonsense thinkers who've gravitated around its cutting-edge insight, and the profile we've so far built on the Net. And then I check out the comment threads of Get Real Post and wonder...
If there are so many of these yahoos who supposedly beg to differ to the ideas we put on the table to be subject to public scrutiny, the question to ask is: Where are the comments that aim to challenge these views?
Being surrounded by people who agree with me all the time is starting to get boring.
But then I recall the way Filipinos tend to apply a passive-aggressive approach to dealing with most in-your-face challenges and I realise, that this is all really not very surprising. It's one thing to grumble amongst one another. But what separates the men from the boys is:
(1) the ability to clearly articulate the specific points around which they beg to differ;
(2) the courage to express this view in territory outside of their comfort zone; and,
(3) the stability and presence of mind to remain consistent in the way they apply their thinking faculties in the course of the ensuing discussion.
Of course, these are Filipinos we are dealing with -- a people who time and again have demonstrated a consistent inability to think their way out of a paper bag. So I suppose it is a bit of a pointless exercise to expect much in the way of any sort of sporting challenge coming from rabble who spend their days in online love-ins amongst other like-minded folk baking their inbred ideas.
Tough luck! You guys know where to find Get Real Post. Simply click here.