Maybe it would be more efficient?

All right, thanks for the feedback. Since you took the time to respond, I feel like I should return the favor.

It seems you are very interested in talking about and spreading your ideology, pragmatarianism — I assume this is what you mean by “making the world a better place.” I’m not here to debate the merits of your position, but I think you should reconsider your tactics regarding presentation. It’s great that you’re passionate about something and want to share your thoughts. I think the hardest part about writing is deciding what you want to say. You’ve got that figured out!

But I have to be honest, when I read your first response to this story, I was annoyed. It felt like you were trying to derail the conversation with an irrelevant topic. I’m willing to give you the benefit of the doubt because I can’t read your mind and I don’t know your intentions, but that’s nevertheless how it felt.

One other thing is the tone of your response. It felt very condescending. Again, I don’t know if this was intentional, but the feeling was there. I’m probably just as guilty of what I’m about to accuse you of, but in my experience, I’ve found that people don’t like to be lectured or talked down to. If you make people feel stupid, they just don’t want to listen, even if what you say has real merit.

It seems like you read and understand a lot about economics — a topic that does interest me — and I might otherwise be interested in what you have to say, if only the context and tone didn’t turn me off.

Again, thank you for taking the time to respond. I do appreciate getting feedback.

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