I have the ability to see, and argue, both sides of most issues.  I get this from my Daddy.  It doesn’t mean I don’t have opinions, it just means I can see how people think the way they do on almost every subject.
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It seems we have come to a time in our society where the only things that matter are social issues and you better hope you come down on the side that is the loudest.
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Every issue today is either jet black or lily white.  There is no room for compromise, in fact, people who feel compelled to consider compromise are frowned up as weak and subject to be devoured. The problem is, in reality, very few issues are truly black or white.  Most have more than, please forgive me, fifty shades of grey.
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I understand everyone feels the need to justify their every thought and deed.  I understand people want to be accepted and understood. What I don’t understand is demanding approval and acceptance from all humanity. It is time people realize, there are always going to be people who disagree with them, and disagree strongly.  This does not mean they are bad human beings.  It doesn’t mean they should be driven from the face of the earth.  It simply means, they have their own belief system and who is to say it is more right or wrong than yours?
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If you want to win someone over, you will never do it with a sledgehammer.  There is only one way it will ever work, and that is with kindness, knowing it will never work with every single human being.  Go about doing what you feel is right with love and compassion for the people who disagree with you.  Eventually, most people will stop seeing you as a threat to the universe and while they might not jump on whatever bandwagon you are up on, they might not feel the need to keep trying to knock you off.
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Here is one person, on one side of one issue, who understands how to look at both sides from his side:
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