I have very strong opinions on a variety of subjects. I’ve always read non-fiction and cared about science, but recently I’ve been adding news, politics, and current events to my list of interests. Courtesy of this, there are many things that I want to share with the world. In fact, I wrote a little article this afternoon about one of those subjects.
It will never be posted on this blog, however, or anywhere.
Why, you ask? If I’m so passionate about something that I feel it’s necessary to write about it, why not share it with the world?
Beside the fact that the topic is not really pertinent to this blog, I know that there are lots of people with lots of different opinions in this world. Some of them are my friends and family. Some are strangers, readers, and people who I don’t need to offend. Knowing this, I find that a bit of restraint is important.
Writing something so I can get the passionate argument out of head is important. So is keeping it on my own computer rather than shoving it in the faces of others. When I feel the need to discuss one of these subjects, I find someone who knows and shares my general opinion, or at least someone who is willing to discuss it rationally and logically.
It’s a matter of balance, of finding a way to resolve the conflict of passion and restraint.