ServantofJustice wrote:Why do you have to take everything that is said extremely literally? How about not looking at things from that point of view instead?
As said first you take a quote like its 100% literal now this just because it's a concept related to a certain way that people responded in history.
Because there's no indication in your previous posts that it was metaphorically/figuratively said, or as analogy. One example is Kalfu's "Let me give an example.." above.
And as I said before, "Well, that's what using quotes found somewhere is: who said it, what they actually mean, why they were said in the first place, as well as whether they're relatable to the context of the current topic. Else, it's a potential misuse, e.g. Tokumitsu's review on the phrase 'Do what you love, love what you do.'"
Thus, from now on, do you prefer that all your posts to be viewed as metaphoric, hyperbolic, or overdramatization? The replies might be in similar manner, though, i.e. not practical/realistic responses..