In a time when social media has given everybody a voice, and opportunists the ability to influence those voices for their own purposes, it’s your civic duty to disagree.  That’s how I look at it, anyway.  People all want to think alike, to fit in, to march in lockstep.  Love Marvel movies, hate DC movies, only ever vote Democrat, always hate Republicans, think the way you’re told to think, don’t dare disagree or else you get called a bully and then get bullied for being an alleged bully.

I’ve always felt that when too many people like something, that I ought to question it.  When people beat somebody or something down, I ought to take a closer look.  And that doesn’t mean I ought to automatically take the opposing side, but it does mean that I ought to make up my own mind, because I learned a long time ago that people, taken individually, are usually rational and good.  But taken in large groups they are irrational and mean.  I’m not a conspiracy theorist, nor a fringe wacko.  I just value the ability to form my own opinion.

If you disagree with anything I say, wonderful.  Don’t keep it to yourself.  Engage in intelligent discussion and reasoned debate.  If we’re lucky, we might accidentally learn something.