Recently I have been listening to podcasts from various different perspectives on society, parenting, technology, even handwriting… I am coming to many conclusions on what is going on in the direction of our current western culture and the climate to which my children will grow up in. I can honestly say that I do not like where it is going. Now listen, I am not saying this because of some sort of conservative nor liberal agenda, I say this because we are losing our backbone. Today if you disagree with someone you tell them on the false security of the internet. The face to face conversation with those of opposing views doesn’t happen, rather we find people who think like us, look like us, and want the same things that we do in order to have non-confrontational conversations. If we want to disagree with someone, we do it on the internet. Lately I have been making some experiments with folks to purposefully disagree with them to their face to see how they respond. Almost 100% of them gave up their side to agree with me on the most outlandish of claims. Friends, we have to restore healthy conflict in face to face dialogue. I don’t have that answer, but I am trying to help my children to think on their feet, not to have to go to facebook or twitter to disagree with someone.