Monday, February 04, 2008

You do not understand...

Once again the people of Quebec City were told that we did not understand how things work and that we are a bunch of uncultured moron. This time however it did not come from a politician but from an artist, the artist that build the Quebec’s 400 celebration opening show. A show that was decried in Quebec as been unrepresentative of the city, confusing, badly built and disappointing, it was also described as such in English Canada by other media and if you look at the world coverage of the New Year did not put Quebec’s celebration on international media like it was supposed to. Not to mention that they did the countdown to the New Year a good minutes into the New Year! But not, even with all the flaws that seems to be found by everyone but him it is us in Quebec city that do not understand, we cannot see good talent it seems and we should be ashamed of having ask for something great when we paid around 3 million $ for a show.

This seems to be a common answer in Quebec when someone opinion diverges from your own: he does not understand. After all it is clear that there is only one possible conclusion to every situation and if you do not find that holy conclusion you must not understand the situation right?

Well, I think I will ask you something, instead of telling me that I do not understand why don’t you try to explain the situation to me and try to listen to why I came to my conclusion or opinion. Chances are it won’t be because I heard it was a good idea on the radio and I might have made a bigger analysis then you think. So why don’t you stop saying that I don’t understand and I will not start thinking that you are a moron who’s opinion isn’t strong enough to be defended. Thank you.

2 comments:

yofed said...

But come on, why would anyone explain anything to you, you wont understand! ;)

Just kidding!

Well, I must say that unlike you, I really don'T care about explaining and arguing. Not that I don't have reasons to think something, to arrive at certain conclusions... I just don't care enough... maybe that guy is the same and just doesn't care? (I must admit I know nothing of that situation you are referring to... sorry!)

yofed said...

Now that I think about it, it is true that whenever I argue with someone from Quebec, I get the "you don't understand" more than with anglos... and you're right, people tend to disreguard any counter argument you might have... maybe that's why I just don't care trying anymore...