[DMCForum] "silent majority"
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[DMCForum] "silent majority"

With all due respect Toby, by posting this message you
are demonstrating that your not a member of the
"silent majority".

What you describe also does not account for those
people that do the work AND complain.  There are a few
of us.

--- Toby Peterson <tmpintnl@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Greg - In any population of people, the Pareto
> Principle is alive and 
> well, and will never change.  20% of the people do
> 80% of the work, and 
> 20% of the people do 80% of the bitching and
> complaining.  The problem 
> is that the "silent majority" of people who simply
> want to enjoy their 
> lives and hobbies are just that ... silent.  The
> only thing that we 
> hear is the 20% who complain about anything and
> everything, and who 
> elect to attack people in the "silent majority"
> because they know that 
> there will be no real defense.  At any car show, you
> will have 10 
> people wander up and ask some lame questions about
> the car (we've heard 
> them all), and 1 or 2 people who will walk up and
> basically attack the 
> car, "the man", and anybody who is "stupid enough to
> own one of these 
> things".  I used to get upset about that type of
> behavior, but have 
> resigned myself to a tolerance of inherently
> negative people, 
> understanding that they will be negative about
> everything.  The same 
> holds true for people on this side of DeLorean
> ownership.  We have our 
> same percentage of knuckleheads inside the community
> as outside.  I 
> just smile at some people (mostly guys for some
> reason), while thinking 
> to myself "some poor woman wound up being married to
> this idiot". 
> "All great ideas are first met with violent
> opposition from mediocre 
> minds ~ Albert Einstein"
> "A positive attitude - it may not solve all of your
> problems, but it 
> will annoy enough people to make it seem worth the
> effort"
> Toby Peterson

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