greencrow0 wrote:can you forgive me for taking their part?
You've not wronged me personally, so there's nothing to forgive. I also agree that we're all in an extremely tight spot with no guarantee that we'll emerge from it intact. I'd like to see that happen, of course, but I'm not exactly drowning in optimism at this point. So please, take what you will, add it to your own gestalt, and hopefully, more power to you. Jeff recently gave me one very small bit of advice during a point of confusion for me that struck home and has stayed there every since:
Don't trust me, trust yourself.
I'm sure you don't recieve every proposed belief or bit of information you read as genuine; something on occassion has to give you the same sensation as a cat's hair in your mouth, but yes, open minds are generally better ones, and that comes from the resident xenophobe. Just keep in mind that there's more than one bottom line, and another would definately be this:
Not everything you read is true. Not even here..