Intellectual Maturity

It disappoints me when people take as a personal attack alternate perspectives that I share on something that they’ve written. So many are far too quick to get defensive or feel picked on when in fact it really is simply an attempt at engaging. 

Some have argued that if you take exception then you should address it in private with the OP. I disagree. Unless it’s a specifically personal issue, the moment the post is public, it should be debated in a public forum so that those that have already been exposed to it, and possibly influenced by it, are also privy to the alternate views presented on it. 

This quote is very pertinent right now:

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I want to know what you think

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