I wrote a long sociological thread about the concept of debates and their legitimacy, it got removed because it mentioned a certain event I won't highlight here, but anyway those who saw the thread might remember the story about my friend's penchant for having any passing conversational comment that differs from his position, have him turn into this competitive and growing emotional firecracker to be handled with kid-gloves. Well I've decided to remove that negative element and won't be around him anymore. Really, he's 33 years old and emotionally under developed, a very toxic presence. So what would you do if he has your home phone number and everything else? The dude is gonna call and I can only say I'm washing my hair so many times. Would you flatly tell someone you don't want to be their friend anymore? I guess not, how do you "phase someone out" seamlessly?