Well, didn't yesterday's post start a really interesting discussion! You can read it HERE if you wish.
First of all, thank you to everyone who commented. We might not agree on the issue, but that's not the point. It's really good that you were all (thus far) able to state your piece without resorting to the vitriol so prevalent across the internet these days. I really appreciate it. To that end, feel free to continue to disagree with me, but the minute any discussion devolves into name-calling and the like, you will probably find yourself deleted.... That goes for the people who agree with me - don't be horrid to the people that don't. It's not on. There is enough awful in the world without you adding to it (note the "you" here is a hypothetical. I don't mean you actually; not you you. Unless you are spewing vile insults all over the place, in which case, then I do mean you).
Right, anyway, discussion.
I really like discussion. I like understanding different viewpoints, even if I find that my own is not complimentary. It's interesting and, more importantly, it makes me think. And it is entirely possible to respect other viewpoints without losing your own. And, in admittedly very rare cases, discussion can help people see their error and make the world a better place.
This sort of thing is why I watch Mr. Philip DeFranco's YouTube channel. I find that I don't always agree with what he has to say, but he is very open to discussion, and when he does have something to say, it makes me question. It makes me think.
In short, it's bloody fantastic. Even if it is sometimes frustrating and (rarely) disheartening.
No one likes to be wrong.
Mind you, I've been wrong enough that I'm pretty used to it.
The point of this post, however, is actually to thank all the commenters, both for taking the time to comment and for keeping it as wonderfully civilised as it (currently) is.
Speaking of discussion (awful plug coming up, brace yourselves), Silver Stag Entertainment is back from holidays. We've discussed Terrier by Tamora Pierce and The Dark Crystal (1982). Check out the channel and join the nerdy discussion!
Alright, time to get writing. Thanks again!