My Way or the Highway
by, 01-07-2010 at 11:24 AM (1694 Views)
One thing I don't understand about humans in general is the apparent lack of ability to "allow" different opinions. It happens in all walks of life and it would seem it happens in numismatics too.
Here are some examples:
The people who think that all modern coins are not worth collecting.
The people who think that all non-slabbed coins are not worth collecting.
The people who think that all original surface, non-toned coins have been dipped. Likewise, the people who think that all toned coins have been AT'd.
Those are just the three biggest examples I can think of. I see no reason why either camp on any of those feel the need to be so diametrically opposed. SO WHAT if somebody collects something different then you do, or likes something different then you do? Really, is that any reason to attack, argue or berate anyone?? The answer, of cource, is NO! Who really cares if the next person doesn't collect what you do? The way I see it, everyone who collects something you don't, is less competition for what you want to collect.
There is way too much hate and useless anger in the world. Why would you want to bring that hate and anger into your hobby? Afterall, aren't hobbies supposed to be, well....FUN?
You know what...those of you who feel the need to attack, belittle, argue with, whatver, a differing opinion then the one you have, you all can go live on the moon for all I care. I am here to have fun and I won't let anyone tell me what I find fun is not fun. Even if it's not directed at me, I don't want to see it.