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If there is one person I do despise more than another, it is the man who does not think exactly the same on all topics as I do. Options
Daemon
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2021 12:00:00 AM
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If there is one person I do despise more than another, it is the man who does not think exactly the same on all topics as I do.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
Alexander Ivanov
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2021 1:08:13 AM

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What was he trying to say?
Bully_rus
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2021 1:41:26 AM
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Daemon wrote:
If there is one person I do despise more than another, it is the man who does not think exactly the same on all topics as I do.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


Yeah. Does it mean that he despises the whole world? Right?
Bully_rus
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2021 1:46:24 AM
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Alexander Ivanov wrote:
What was he trying to say?


My guess, he (or his hero) is just kidding around. Nothing to worry about or care for...
thar
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2021 2:57:14 AM

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A human truth in his satire.
Mehrdad77
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Bully_rus wrote:
Alexander Ivanov wrote:
What was he trying to say?


My guess, he (or his hero) is just kidding around. Nothing to worry about or care for...


exactly he was a humorist but there is a subtle truth about this saying it generally mirrors the subconscious of all of us.
Mehrdad77
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I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.



Jerome K. Jerome
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Context from:Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

On Eating and Drinking

A full stomach is a great aid to poetry, and indeed no sentiment of any kind can stand upon an empty one. We have not time or inclination to indulge in fanciful troubles until we have got rid of our real misfortunes. We do not sigh over dead dicky-birds with the bailiff in the house, and when we do not know where on earth to get our next shilling from, we do not worry as to whether our mistress' smiles are cold, or hot, or lukewarm, or anything else about them.

Foolish people--when I say "foolish people" in this contemptuous way I mean people who entertain different opinions to mine. If there is one person I do despise more than another, it is the man who does not think exactly the same on all topics as I do-foolish people, I say, then, who have never experienced much of either, will tell you that mental distress is far more agonizing than bodily. Romantic and touching theory! so comforting to the love-sick young sprig who looks down patronizingly at some poor devil with a white starved face and thinks to himself, "Ah, how happy you are compared with me!"--so soothing to fat old gentlemen who cackle about the superiority of poverty over riches. But it is all nonsense--all cant. An aching head soon makes one forget an aching heart. A broken finger will drive away all recollections of an empty chair. And when a man feels really hungry he does not feel anything else.

Read more : http://www.online-literature.com/jerome/idle-thoughts/11/

Adyl Mouhei
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Is he politically correct?
Brendana
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2021 2:44:16 PM

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Adyl Mouhei wrote:
Is he politically correct?


Really, I couldn't care less (about political correctness)!
Mason1024
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Reminds me of an old comic...
Looking over the shoulder of someone reading a newspaper:
• First page headline - "People You Agree With"
• Second page headline - "IDIOTS"
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