I shouldn't do this because I really don't want to get involved with you and I said I wouldn't, but I just want to say that you should take the advice you gave me and maybe be a little more self-aware of how posts like this come off. Of course you probably won't see it this way, but this post imo is disrespectful/being dismissive of everyone who has posted no in this thread and is not encouraging further discussion.
I want to make sure you know that I am not ignoring what you say.
In the matter at hand, I clearly said that I don't think those who have reached conclusions based on wrong assumptions mean to do that. I really do think that some folks have said things based on not really grokking how hard it is to be a top racing driver. I also think that a tautology is a tautology. (See what I did there?
) And, to the larger question, I do not think that every opinion is equally valid. Some opinions are better informed than others.
I do understand that I rub some people the wrong way. I do understand that part of that is indeed me. But I also think that some of that is because I do not think all opinions are equally valid. I think it is fair to discount opinions that are based on either misinformation or tautologies. And, to be fair about it, I did not call anybody a moron or dismiss what anybody says based on who they are. Rather, I explicitly asked folks who said "no" to provide reasons that are not tautologies. For those who said that being a racing driver does not require enough of something, I asked for folks to say what that something is.
So, bottom line: I asked those who said "no" to tell me more, not less. I don't see how that's being dick. If you can help me understand how it is being a dick, I will appreciate it.