Controversy: Don’t Even Get Me Started!

I realize I may not have been entirely clear in my last post. To clear up any misunderstandings I decided to expand upon my ideas.

If you haven’t read my last blog you can click the link here to read it. I will also quickly summarize it for you. In that post, I talked about peoples ideas of right and wrong. Not everyone is always right, but based on their reality their beliefs seem to be factual.

Expanding upon this, I want to clarify, I know there are some situations that fact is fact, however, in some cases these opinions of right or wrong can be based on personal perception. We all see the world differently, this changes how we perceive situations.

A basic example would be how we see color. Without a doubt when we look at the sky we know it is blue. However, no one can tell how other people perceive color because we can’t see it through their eyes. If your friend came up to you and told you they sky was purple, because that was how they saw it, you would call them a liar. You both know what you saw, but you each developed different opinions about what color the sky is. This doesn’t necessarily mean either of you are wrong, it is based on your perception of reality. Not everyone sees colors the exact same, in the same way as not everyone views different situations the same.

Keep this in mind when you choose to debate someone. Just because you hold strong opinions on a subject doesn’t mean you are right and they are wrong. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, hearing them out and trying to understand things from their view point is the best way to come to terms with the fact that not everything is black and white. You don’t know everything, but neither do I, or anyone else for that matter.

Keep an opened mind, and be willing to hear people out, you may be able to learn from them, just as they can learn from you. We live in a world of conflict, don’t enforce it. One opinion isn’t worth your friendship with others, especially family.

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