If it didn't have any relevance to some existing prompt, I could see how that's trolling.
Well obviously it was me replying to something he posted on his FB. :p
He was going on about systemic injustices, wealth inequality and corporate greed etc. etc. and I just pointed out that on the average Canadian salary, you could retire with a million bucks in the bank after 20 years of work, despite our 30% income tax and 15% sales tax rate here in Quebec, thus suggesting that perhaps the systemic inequalities weren't THAT BAD and that MAYBE individuals could be to blame instead of the evil "rich people" and "corporations" that guy and his friends are all always shitting on.
I bet you all have a couple of those on FB. Trendy people living the good life in their fancy loft and shiny new clothes, sipping microbrews, traveling abroad and buying show tickets like it was going out of style, but then complaining about not receiving enough government handouts and free education etc.
I suggested that you have two options: Wait for politicians to stop being crooked, or take responsibility for your own finances.
I'm really surprised that anyone would get defensive when you state your case so calmly and rationally like that. Amazing!
Lol obviously that wasn't the tone I used but it certainly was his, even though he only joined in the original conversation to attack me. I had no idea who that guy was actually. :p
No debating tactic really succeeds in convincing the opposing side, that's a fairly well-know fact. You only need to be there to introduce new ideas into the community and then have people slowly come to realize you were right after they let the ideas stew in their heads for a while.
So hopefully a few people clicked the MMM links I posted in that conversation and are now on their way to financial badassness while those other college educated armchair philosophers struggle with car payments all the while spending 5$ for a cup of equitable coffee every morning on their way to earn that sweet sweet History degree that will unlock so many doors in the local grocery bagging market.