Knowledge is a commodity that we gather over a period of time and is obtained at varying speeds. Some of us seem to soak up information and knowledge like a sponge, in other words, naturally. Others have to make an effort, whether it by studying, reading or taking note of ones general surroundings. There are, of course, those of us who could be considered favored with higher intelligence and superior memory. In any event, time is usually needed to consolidate and confirm ones thinking, usually referred to as wisdom.
Regardless, sharing ones accumulated knowledge means that some of that accrued wisdom can be passed on to someone else. Our varying views can be compared and sometimes we can be convinced to change our mind. An open mind not only makes us consider other opinions, but it provides us with additional information which may make us reconsider some of our more radical views. A well rounded individual should allow themselves to take the wider view and not automatically take sides on any matter. Taking sides promotes our tribal tendencies and the unfortunate thinking of “them and us” is the end result. That parochial thinking is not conducive to achieving harmony or positive outcomes. The modern world is, unfortunately, not travelling in the right direction.
Lets all compare our views, and if different, be willing to consider those views and agree to differ. Facts are very different from opinions, although many confuse which is which. Facts are matters that can be fairly considered in a court of law and where a impartial judge can make a firm decision. Your opinions on subjective matters, and facts, regardless of the subject, are more than welcome on this site, just don’t confuse which is which. All one needs to be is courteous and respectful – over to you.