View Full Version : Creating Outlandish stories for soap opera thread!

06-14-2011, 06:06 PM
As-Salāmu `Alaykum (السلام عليكم):

Protect yourself from creating false stories and scenarios to attract the soap
opera effect to a thread. Why we are attracted to the gossipy threads that
the original premise is so outlandish that it would only be appropriate on a
soap opera is mind-boggling.

The usually defenders of these threads will be expected to defend because
they are fuel that keep these types of threads alive.

There are alot of talented screenwriters that have no idea of their talent.

If you need a post counts find positive threads and contribute.

Allahu 'Alim

Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 73, Number 116:

Narrated 'Abdullah:

The Prophet said, "Truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. And a man keeps on telling the truth until he becomes a truthful person. Falsehood leads to Al-Fajur (i.e. wickedness, evil-doing), and Al-Fajur (wickedness) leads to the (Hell) Fire, and a man may keep on telling lies till he is written before Allah, a liar."
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The Characteristics we don't want:

1. Exaggerates things that are ridiculous.

2. One-upping. Whatever you do, this person can do it better. You will never top them in their own mind, because they have a concerted need to be better than everyone else. This also applies to being right. If you try to confront an individual like this, no matter how lovingly and well-intentioned you might be - this will probably not be effective. It's threatening their fantasy of themselves, so they would rather argue with you and bring out the sharp knives than admit that there's anything wrong with them.

3. The art of constructing a reality around themselves. They don't value the truth, especially if they don't see it as hurting anyone. If you call them on a lie and they are backed into a corner, they will act very defensively and say ugly things (most likely but depends on personality), but they may eventually start to act like, "Well, what's the difference? You're making a big deal out of nothing!" (again, to refocus the conversation to your wrongdoing instead of theirs).

4. Because these people don't value honesty, a lot of times they will not value loyalty. So watch what you tell them. They will not only tell others, but they will embellish to make you look worse. Their loyalty is fleeting, and because they are insecure people, they will find solace in confiding to whomever is in their favor at the moment.

5. The tools of creating excuses is a tool for this behavior.

6. Obviously, they will contradict what they say. This will become very clear over time. Unable to keep track of so many lies.

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06-20-2011, 05:05 AM
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06-24-2011, 08:55 PM
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