||[May. 17th, 2016|02:11 pm]
The Question Club
How do you deal with someone who takes everything you say and twists it into something outrageous?|
A recent example:
Me: "I think people in our society really ought to be grateful for what they have."
Other person: "Oh! So what you're saying is, everything is just fine, we shouldn't try to improve things."
Me: "no. That isn't what I said."
other person: "yes you did! You totally just said that. According to you, the world is fine and dandy and we shouldn't ever be angry because YOU say so."
Me: "not what I said."
Other person: "*I* am about improvement. *you* are about sweeping world hunger/crime/poverty/insert other bad thing here under a rug and pretending like it's not happening."
Every conversation with this individual is like this, and it drives me absolutely batshit insane. Assume that this is a person I can't just cut out