Wednesday, November 15, 2006

When We Agree Without Thinking

Three posts in three months. Pitiful.

I had a thought. Understanding something isn't the same as agreeing with it although we all are victim of this. Some ideas, we agree with only because we understand it and it's always been that way. We have understood it for so long we may even think it was our idea to begin with.

It is possible to see someone's point but completely disagree with it because of varying outcomes. You can see it unfolding in a way the other does not if you think about it. The trick is figuring out what you've already accepted without thinking about and reevaluating that decision injecting your own principles.

You can convince a person to set their arm on fire given enough time (lots of years), support, evidence, testimony and maybe even an example or two or a million. It doesn't mean it's a good idea.

I've been up for 30 hours straight. I wonder if that has something to do with me making my first post in a couple of months.