posted on May, 14 2006 @ 05:48 PM
Why do we (myself included) feel so compelled to have others agree with our views here on ATS? We all have different perspectives, different opinions
and different sources of origin. Some agree and some disagree with them. Why don't we just leave it that? Instead we have to post, post and post
again in response to those that disagree, in attempt to prove to them that our way is the right way. Deep down I'm sure that the majority of us
already know that no matter what we say, we are never going to get others to change their views and agree with us. With that in mind, what is the
motivation behind this behaviour?
Are we trying to convert people? If so, why? Is it because our life is so much richer as a result of these views? Is it because we feel we have a
duty to save them in some way? What will happen to those who do not agree with us? Are the consequences really so dire?
Do we just like the sound of our own voice? (or in this case, reading our own posts) What would we do if others did agree with us? We would be
right, but have no excuse to post a reply. Is that what we want?
On the other side of the coin, why do we disagree with others? Is it really because we hold a different view, or simply because we can't bring
ourselves to agree with somebody we have a personality clash with? Perhaps it's a combination of the two? Do we just disagree for the sake of
disagreeing, in a similar fashion to an political party opposing the government?
We should all just come to terms with it and accept that some of us will never agree, no matter how convincing our argument, how many people support
our idea or how much proof there is to support it. More importantly, we should accept that we don't all have to agree, we probably never will, and
as a result we are not right and those that disagree are wrong, we just hold different views.
Ironically, this very thread may turn out to be a contradiction in itslef!