Over the years that we’ve been participating in this free speech forum, we’ve explored diverse ideas, criticized dumb ideas, and learned from really good ideas too. We’ve sure covered a lot of topics and that’s been the best part for me. Diversity of thoughts/ideas and a variety of topics, what a concept!
One of the things that I’ve found to be really helpful to me in determining the good ideas from the bad ideas is to have the benefit of at least more than one perspective. You guys have provided me with a lot of that! That’s caused me to make an effort to deliberately step outside my bubble, and consider something completely new, something that may conflict with previously held thoughts. That requires an open mind and it’s been my experience that liberals have a lot of trouble going there. Kind of ironic isn’t it? They (libs) are supposed to be the ones that are so open-minded and tolerant, right? But, in practice, they are typically the first to censure or reject an idea coming from outside their bubble. What a shame, eh?
What’s my point now? I guess it would be we would be better off to take everything, every new idea, that we feel is important, then try to get some perspective on it before we buy into it or dismiss it.
Now here’s something I found really interesting and I have yet to decide if this guy is a crackpot or if he is on to something. I’m still doing my research.