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Thread started 03/23/19 5:35pm

orderd29

Negativity

I have noticed several thread recently about 'worst songs', 'worst albums', 'worst outfits' etc. Why?
The genius has left us with so much, why do we have to look for the worst in things? There's so much inspiration, beauty, uplifting, joyful emotions he has left us. Why does anyone need to look for the negatives rather than looking and acknowledging the gift we have all been given?
These are gifts that nobody should have access to but due to Prince we do.
Celebrate rather than dismiss.

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Reply #1 posted 03/23/19 6:00pm

PurpleDorothy

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yes
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You won't hear my tears."
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Reply #2 posted 03/23/19 6:22pm

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Honestly, it's probably just human nature. He's deceased, so people have no qualms about saying or posting negative things. But, one could say that in fact it's more insulting to talk negatively about someone who can't defend themselves.

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Reply #3 posted 03/23/19 6:44pm

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c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #4 posted 03/23/19 10:52pm

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Reply #5 posted 03/23/19 11:09pm

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Reply #6 posted 03/24/19 6:53am

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Graciegirl719 said:

Honestly, it's probably just human nature. He's deceased, so people have no qualms about saying or posting negative things. But, one could say that in fact it's more insulting to talk negatively about someone who can't defend themselves.


He had “worse” songs while he was still with us. No different than today.
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Reply #7 posted 03/24/19 6:57am

thedoorkeeper

I actually enjoy some of these worst threads. The worst songs thread made me go back to songs I hadn't listened to in awhile. Even a thread based on negativity can inspire positivity. Like Wow.
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Reply #8 posted 03/24/19 8:33am

steakfinger

Positivity is just as stupid (if not more so), than negativity. Fake it till you make it is foolish and will get you little. Being honest is not negativity. There is truth and then there is hiding your head in the sand of positivity. Truth is not always positive. Truth is alway positive. Free your mind.

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Reply #9 posted 03/24/19 8:45am

poppys

I agree with the OP. Think we could take a break from the word horrible/horribly in regards to Prince as well. Hyperbolic is the stupid new normal.

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Reply #10 posted 03/24/19 9:38am

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I see where you're coming from but to completely ignore the fact Prince, as good as he was, also had some fucking awful moments is just delusional. And, as Prince fans, sometimes the question must be asked just how a man as talented as he was could come up with such awful material. I mean, nobody is perfect but sometimes specific discussion about how the guy who wrote such classics as Computer Blue, Let's Work and Sign O The Times could also write Jughead is warranted.

Just because he's dead we shouldn't pretend that everything he did was a MASTERPIECE. Well, there is one guy like that on here but he's a special case. But for the rest of us, acknowledging that Prince was not perfect and discussing his failures helps us to better appreciate the times when he got it right.
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Reply #11 posted 03/24/19 10:07am

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EmmaMcG said:

I see where you're coming from but to completely ignore the fact Prince, as good as he was, also had some fucking awful moments is just delusional. And, as Prince fans, sometimes the question must be asked just how a man as talented as he was could come up with such awful material. I mean, nobody is perfect but sometimes specific discussion about how the guy who wrote such classics as Computer Blue, Let's Work and Sign O The Times could also write Jughead is warranted. Just because he's dead we shouldn't pretend that everything he did was a MASTERPIECE. Well, there is one guy like that on here but he's a special case. But for the rest of us, acknowledging that Prince was not perfect and discussing his failures helps us to better appreciate the times when he got it right.

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Amen a zillion times to this.

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Reply #12 posted 03/25/19 9:27pm

JoeyC

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My take is there's more than a few Prince albums(not so much), songs, looks etc, that don't float my boat, but i have no interest in starting threads about them. AND i say this with no disrespect or side looks whatsoever, towards the people who do start those(as the OP described) type of threads. It's just that for the most part, i don't have the energy to go there. Prince is dead. And i figure that if did go there, i should have done it while he was alive. For me that time has passed.


Anyway, it is what it is. And i don't see too much harm in those type of threads.

[Edited 3/25/19 21:29pm]

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Reply #13 posted 03/26/19 2:01am

thedance

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I agree with the OP:


I am very tired of the so called negative threads as well.

I believe the more serious people has left the org long time ago.

For me, I am not that active anymore, but of course it's not because og "negativity" here,

More I can't enjoy discussions (the good ones) like I used to when Prince was alive.


The spirit has left me to a digree, I am still shocked by the death of Prince, almost 3 years ago now..


Ok, I no I am far from the only one being sad, right.. most of us are sad once in a while I believe... sad


Back on the discussion, I dislike threads "Prince's worst song", "worst image", "worst this or that".


Enough for today, I am sad.. but the sun is shining, I am out now..

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #14 posted 03/26/19 4:45am

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Reply #15 posted 03/26/19 6:33am

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I think it's fun because Prince is usually so awesome that it's hilarious seeing him be so spectacularly and strangely awful at times. Us just sitting around constantly lauding his brilliance in an echo chamber would get old pretty fast I think.

Plus I love "so bad they're good" movies so UTCm and GB alone are worth discussion for me.

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Reply #16 posted 03/26/19 5:54pm

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orderd29 said:

I have noticed several thread recently about 'worst songs', 'worst albums', 'worst outfits' etc. Why?
The genius has left us with so much, why do we have to look for the worst in things? There's so much inspiration, beauty, uplifting, joyful emotions he has left us. Why does anyone need to look for the negatives rather than looking and acknowledging the gift we have all been given?
These are gifts that nobody should have access to but due to Prince we do.
Celebrate rather than dismiss.




None of that is new to the org. In fact prior to 2016, it could get even worse. One had to have a pretty thick skin to hang out in PM&M in general, it could get quite brutal. Ignore it the best you can if it really bothers you and participate more in the threads that you enjoy, even if when they're sparse.

Year of Return 2019
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Reply #17 posted 03/27/19 2:05am

BlueShakooo

herb4 said:

I think it's fun because Prince is usually so awesome that it's hilarious seeing him be so spectacularly and strangely awful at times.

Us just sitting around constantly lauding his brilliance in an echo chamber would get old pretty fast I think.

Same here.

"Don't get too serious, it's just a dream."
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Reply #18 posted 03/27/19 2:07am

BlueShakooo

EmmaMcG said:

I see where you're coming from but to completely ignore the fact Prince, as good as he was, also had some fucking awful moments is just delusional. And, as Prince fans, sometimes the question must be asked just how a man as talented as he was could come up with such awful material. I mean, nobody is perfect but sometimes specific discussion about how the guy who wrote such classics as Computer Blue, Let's Work and Sign O The Times could also write Jughead is warranted. Just because he's dead we shouldn't pretend that everything he did was a MASTERPIECE....

Yes!

"Don't get too serious, it's just a dream."
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Reply #19 posted 03/27/19 7:43am

NouveauDance

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Why are you making a negative thread criticizing other peoples choices? Why can't you just put all your energy in to celebrating positive threads?

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This shit could go on all day...

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Reply #20 posted 03/27/19 5:15pm

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NouveauDance said:

Why are you making a negative thread criticizing other peoples choices? Why can't you just put all your energy in to celebrating positive threads?

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This shit could go on all day...

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c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #21 posted 03/27/19 6:44pm

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