At times, I have been characterized as "over the top" in being the devil's advocate on various subjects. It is my intention to merely "stir the pot" a bit, and sometimes provide a different perspective on any given subject or state of affairs ... even if it is only a "potential" scenario. Not to say that I don't believe what I'm saying, nor do I intend to aimlessly ramble and upset the feelings of others. Still, it is my nature to put the "other side" ... so to speak, in your face, if for no other reason than to get you to define, for yourself and me the truth of things. By doing this it also helps ME to decipher other perspectives that I have overlooked.
While in junior college I heard a
Sociology teacher once tell the class something that stuck
with me. He said "People, whatever you do in life,
whatever you obtain from this class, let me ask you to
aspire to GET WITH WHAT IS. Don't base your beliefs only on
what you want or have been taught. Base them on the reality
of the way things really are." Generally, in any given
dispute, there are some legitimate points of difference.
Whatever your feelings, try to be a realist and see things
the way they really are. Not just the way you would want
them to be. "GET WITH WHAT IS. "