I Personally Feel That...

Rick H Kennerly Rick at MOUSEHERDER.COM
Thu Sep 12 16:37:12 UTC 2002

|o| What is the function of "personally" here? Why, in this circumstance,
|o| does that particular word seem called for?

It's an intellectual free ride for the speaker, a modern argument ender that
is used to further reinforce the already intellectually unassailable "feel."

What you know is suspect,
what you think can be attacked,
what you believe can be questioned,
but what you feel, particularly what you "personally feel," is a absolutely
free ride.

Challenge the logic or facts of a "feeler" instead of a thinker or believer
and see what happens.


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