Calling people sheep

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  1. Travicon

    Travicon Nerdbot

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    Is extremly... eh... stupid.

    People who call others sheep really come off as arrogant and self rightous, imo. In my experience people who use the term get some feeling of empowerment, thinking, "Yeah, I know whats REALLY up! And all you stupid sheep just live life with your head in the sand! You need to WAKE UP!". When in fact, nobody i've ever known that has that attitude, is really, anything but a self rightous ass hole who doesnt really help anybody. And the people they accuse of being sheep actually do have a good idea about how the world works, and they have a better grip on reality. The main differance is they focus on being happy and helping others and doing their best to make the world a better place. And the people who use the term sheep, really just seem to want to bring people down and feel superior. Its really annoying. Also they think they know so much more than everybody but all they seem to do is yell about it on the internet, try to scare everybody and make people feel stupid but they dont do anything about the issuses that they think they are SO informed about.
    However I do know that not everybody who feels that most people need to "wake up" use the term sheep. These are the people who do actually wish to help. And I think these people also have a much better grip on things and are much eaiser to listen to than someone calling people names.
    Basicly I just think the term "sheep" has become derogatory and ridiculous. I've even seen it used on both sides, like "zomg you think america is all kittens and puppy dogs lolz you stoopid sheep!", and "haha people believe everything they read online, dumb sheep.".
    So yeah, I petition that the term "Sheep" "sheeple" or anything like it become accepted as total douchebag terminology.

    Thank you.

    Also want to add that for people who actually do live with "their head in the sand". Who cares? Life is short. The world is pretty terrible. And for a lot of people, there really isnt anything they can do about it. So whats the problem with spending the little time they have here trying to believe that the world isnt all that bad and just live a happy life? Do they really deserve to be called names and become the victim of some miserable assholes trying to bring people down?
     
  2. VictoryLeo19

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    I never liked that term either. I feel like it's thrown around too much, as if some people are more aware of the world's problems than others. I know I tend to come off negatively most of the time, and I apologize to anyone if their offended. I usually dislike when the "mob mentality" overpowers conversations, and I probably don't convey myself as politely as I could.
     
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    To all those people who call me a sheep, I say "Bah"
     
  4. spikex

    spikex Nightbird is my bitch

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    I have a fb friend who is on the verge of being deleted from all her "the government is coming to seize your life and children" bs. Sheep and banana eater are her favorite terms.
    I mean, I am aware of the situation in the world, can I change it? Chances are no. What I can do is work to protect my family and the people in my life. Does that mean Im a sheep? No, it means I am realistic about what is within my control.
     
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    this is the first time I've heard of someone calling a person sheep.
     
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    Sheep are fuzzy and cute and poop alot and look really funny naked.

    I can't really fault people for comparing me to them.
     
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    Hahahahahaha, that's gold.
     
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    Cal Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I feel that saying 'epic' to describe anything good is thrown around so much, the word has lost all meaning. There are times when I think the Internet needs a thesaurus.
     
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    Calling people sheep is great if you're in high school.
     
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    Barricade24 The Decepticop

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    I've honestly never heard that people were using "sheep" as a belittling term. Hnn...Interesting...
     
  12. Brainchild

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    My History teacher is big about calling people other than her "sheep". Which is really ironic, seeing as she's the most monotone, regular person ever.
     
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    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    I am not opposed to the usage, but I never let anybody use it seriously.

    Mainly because every time somebody says "sheep" or "sheeple" in that way, I always let out a loud "BAAAAAAH" and suddenly everybody shuts up and stares at me for a few seconds >.>
     
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    You could even say its baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad.
     
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    Nachtsider Banned

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    Eh. I just straight-up call them fucktards.
     
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    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    The only real sheep are in line outside the Apple store.
     
  17. Travicon

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    Ya know, in that context it doesnt really bother me.
     
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    Kuma Style Toy Photography TFW2005 Supporter

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    Then what about the people in the Botcon lines this year?
     
  19. Travicon

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    I think he means (which is why I said in that context it doesnt bother me) that some people will do or buy things just because that whats "in". Im not sure if going to a transformers convention is considered "hip" lol.
     
  20. Murasame

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    I prefer to call people lemmings.
     

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