“But it is difficult to persuade [him] to do something he doesn’t want to do, and even more difficult to justify my feelings with no evidence except my intuition. So I agree. But I do not change my mind.”
How do you fight for something you’re convinced is right when someone else stands up against you, convinced you’re wrong? When their assuredness makes your assuredness feel questionable? When you start to go back on your logic and figure out how two opinions could diverge so suddenly, when, and where?
I’ve been feeling that way about a lot of things lately. Little things as well as huge life things. From small opinions to huge topics. It makes me uncomfortable trying to understand why there can be such disparages in vantage points. How can people have such varying opinions? I’m definitely more favorable of fact-based arguments. But if they’re based on facts, then shouldn’t the interpretation be the same?
I think the worst disparages have to do with people and relationships, whether it’s what rights someone should have or if it’s about whether or not someone is “meant” for someone else. What defines those lines? Morals? Factual evidence? Grey lines whose only definitions exist in the mind, through opinions, and by defining a set law of ethics and sticking to them.
My quote comes from Tris in the book Insurgent, second to Divergent. And it’s basically how I feel about a lot of things right now: Concede but don’t relent. In fact, don’t really concede. And, at the same time, question yourself thoroughly. Am I crazy?
What is crazy?
I’m just confused.