In FB groups, in the various fora, even in just casual conversations, ideas must reign supreme. Thoughts and convictions must be taken on their own regardless of who the origin is.
A lie is a lie even if such comes from an angel. Truth even ascribed to one unknown, remains.
When ego and personalities get in the mix, exchanges become pissing contests with no winner. Just a lot of stinking bruised pride.
One can be right without being self righteous. Disagreements are as natural as the weather. Hot cold, wet dry.
Synthesis is an exercise each must strive for. No one has the monopoly of what is right, of the truth. Today’s savant can be tomorrow’s fool.
The worst reaction to an idea is for it to be ignored. Each one’s sounding board will always be another’s thought.
dan, mel &jim