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Opinion

People are multidimensional

Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast

There is a strange trend in esports and I suppose life in general. Plenty of people try to characterize others as single note characters. What I mean by that is, the first impression they get, they assume that is all they are, all they’re interested in. This came up often in the early days of StarCraft 2, where fans created entire outrage threads whenever they saw a pro playing a game that wasn’t SC2. Although it’s not just Incontrol, I’ve seen plenty of fans get angry when they see big community figures talk about things that they think they have no right to talk about.

I’ve always found that position strange. People are rarely one note. They do a lot of different things with varying degrees of interest, many of which are not in the public eye. Basically what I’m saying is don’t assume someone has no experience in what they’re talking about. Just take the statement for what it is: their opinion. Everybody is entitled to one, even famous people.

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