Rewriting your above quoted words to eliminate the words am, are, is, was, were, be, and been, would explain it better than explanation.gaffo wrote: ↑Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:40 am??? don't understand your post - can you clarify.Walker wrote: ↑Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:48 pmAfter giving it some thought, would you agree that in allowing folks to understand, descriptions of self-concept and identity should not include any version of, “to be?”gaffo wrote: ↑Sat May 26, 2018 9:53 pm
thanks for reply to me Sir, I assume you are a conservative.
I'm a liberal (though "Classical 70's sort - as i was in the 70's) - my party left me (Dems - via Political Correctness/Identity Politics 30 yrs to present day - left me).
so since then been "partiless" - though self identify Socially (though not econimically0 - with Libertarians -and would register as one if my state recognized third parties like Libs/Greens (I like the Greens too - but Libs moreso - becuase though both of them value Social Liberalism, the Libertarians seem to value the US Constitiution (Enlightenment concepts/ideals more).
Democrats USED to value that same said Univeral Humanism (melting post- ones character over skin/race........................a long fucking time ago - 40 yrs or so ------but not since then, and so how my party left me).
i'll never be a Republican, they only affirm Corporatist ("big government via private bohemoths just as big") monoploy rule over liberty ecoonomically and Christian rule over non-christians (I'm an Atheist) socially.
Taliban rules sucks here as it does in Afghanistan.
i value discussion over invective
Scientists often do it, for precision. In this case, the precision applies to defining self-concept.
It may seem like just a detail to gloss over.