THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU READ

2014-2-10

It’s easy to agree with people you agree with.  It’s easy to read books you agree with, and build a library of people you agree with.  It’s easy to be pushed further and further into a way of thinking if the argument sits right.

When I disagree with a person’s thesis, or argument, or their books, or their rhetoric, is it my duty to attack?  Or would it be better to say “I disagree” and move on?  Or, is it better to disagree, figure out why, and talk about it?  Or to find some common ground?  OR to figure out what doesn’t sit well, and why it doesn’t, and then make a call?

People will always disagree on everything worth agreeing about because for the most part, people can’t even agree on what’s worth agreeing on.

I don’t like how some people think an opinion is right JUST because someone wrote a book on it!

I think most authors write to try and get people to THINK about what they are writing about, not to have their books used as argumentative trump-cards.   Good books don’t make people turn their brains off.

 

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