If you know I have reasons, why are you asking?
Because it can't hurt to ask, right? The worst that can happen is what happened here: the question not being answered. :)
Also, I know some people, even if they have a reason, don't mind answering them, either publicly or privately, because (at least in the case of them being public), they'll eventually disappear, whereas if you actually enable your birthday display, it's always seen anytime someone visits your profile.
But, anyway, I respect your decision.
It was a little rude.
Next time, ask why first.
My apologies, Makaze.
Is it too late to ask why now?
Would you have asked if I did not mention that you should have?
I would have, yes.
Okay. Make sure you're being honest with yourself about that.
I do not share them because they do not give someone any more knowledge about who I am than my posts. I don't want them using that kind of info to judge my intent. It is the only way I can avoid ageist and sexist mindsets.
You have my word.
Anyway, I completely agree. Sex, age, sexuality, etc. shouldn't be used in arguments, and you'd expect people people to be mature and not use those in an argument, and some don't, but, unfortunately, there are also those that do.
I mean, just because I'm 22 doesn't mean I know more than a 15-year-old or vice-versa. And if I do, so what? Some people know more than others, but it's because they studied whatever more than the other person, not because of age.
It's about more than arguments.
People can't help their own expectations. People interpret posts differently based on what they expect from the person. For example, if I went around being completely nice and used smileys, people would flip out. You might never use sex and age in an argument, but that doesn't mean they would not affect how you interpret what I say.
You know, this would make for a good discussion.
Would it bother you if I used your reply above as an example? If it does, then I'll just use a general example.
No. Go ahead.
I might not post, but it will be interesting to read.