Everyone these days has a platform to shout at the world from. What’s been lost is understanding that perspectives differ and that we don’t all need to agree in our views. I had a professor once explain perspective as watching a football game from seats in different areas of the stadium or, what’s more, if those spectators had arrived to the game at different times. Each of those people have a different view and opinion on the game. That perspective changes further when you mix in emotion–for this analogy, add diehard fans of one team and diehard fans of the other. It changes the dynamic and the view of the game–and people’s perspectives–even more. Remember that we can agree to disagree and discuss topics rather than argue about them.
We might also agree that a little friendly football rivalry smack-talk never hurt anyone…GO COUGS!