I have learned that most issues are far more complex than they appear on the surface. Because the way each of us looks at the world is shaped by our individual life experiences, our opinions will necessarily differ on certain matters, and for that reason, I do my best to listen carefully to what others have to say. I’ve also learned that it is important to put oneself in other people’s shoes as much as possible when judging what they do or say.
Nowadays, when I read articles online, I spend considerable amounts of time reading the comments that people write. I often learn as much, if not more, from the comments as I do from reading the articles. The articles on this blog contain my views as of the time of writing, and are meant to provide a basis for honest discussions. I expect some of my views to be challenged by you–the readers. My goal is to learn from your comments, and perhaps, change my opinions on some issues because of them. Let the debate begin.