Every day, everyone finds things that they consider ridiculous (Michael, I'd say, finds more than the average person; I probably do too). Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of the things that are deemed ridiculous are very strongly believed in by someone else.

I, personally, believe in a lot of ridiculous things. I think anarchy could actually be a viable form of government; I think that the government of this country doesn't really represent the people; I think that the people are, often times, not worth representing. I believe baseball is actually a great sport, and not boring in the least; I believe that people should be accountable for their actions; I believe that property is theft, property is liberty, and property is impossible, all at the same time.

These thoughts or stances don't amount to much - I'm sure I could list every thought I've ever had and they'd be ridiculous to somebody. But to me, when someone feels a thought is ridiculous, it means they would never ever consider it, or think about it for more than a second. They may argue about it, discuss it for hours or days or years or a lifetime, but that is very different from actually considering it, or believing for a second it could be true.

I'm at work, and was just referred to as "king hater" by someone here. It's a nice little nickname I've picked up. I'm told I disagree with everything. Not true (or possible), but I don't often see the point in talking and discussing with people about things I agree with them about. It's really just an exercise in considering. I have my mind made up about very few things, and I lack conviction in most of those anyway; It's not one of my strengths.

Hmm, another entry with no conclusion. You can take from this a homework exercise - find someone to argue a point, and take the side you wouldn't normally take. Actually research it, actually try to convince not only your opponent but yourself. Almost no issues are black and white. Try to find the grey.



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