At the moment, it seems most people either love or hate Chick-Fil-A. I have no feelings about Chick-Fil-A save that they offer an overpriced sandwich, and that overcharging has had implications over the course of Judeo-Christian eras. But that’s their problem not mine.
At the moment, it seems most either love Ryan Lochte or loathe him. He’s not Michael Phelps. In fact, he’s beaten Michael Phelps– who needed to be beaten because he smoked or smokes (choose the suffix of your choice) marijuana– so you love him. Or, he choked in a relay the US had in their back pocket, so you’re ticked he still gets all the hype. He’s in the process of vindicating himself but either way most either love him or hate him for some reason.
And then there’s President Obama. I still believe it’s right to refer to the man as “President.” People on the right who simply refer to him as “Obama” really frustrate me, BTW. Whether you like it or not, he’s the sitting President and he deserves respect. I didn’t vote for him, but then again I didn’t vote for the other guy either. I guess that puts me somewhere in the middle but I still don’t care. In politics, it will always be “the lesser of two evils.” I know it. I accept it. But I don’t think most people think like me. Most, whether they voted for him or not either love him or hate him.
Apparently there’s a need for polarization. People need to be at the extremes. Of course this is so, without polarization there’s little room for conflict, and without conflict life would be peaceful… err…boring.
Living at an extreme means you’re pretty stinkin’ close to an edge. If not careful, you’re going to fall off. That would be unfortunate. It’s your risk to take, but don’t cry when you fall off. You’ll only be getting what you deserve. So be careful, your lust for an opponent may push you over the edge.
I’ve come to prefer dealing with people who aren’t living at the extremes. They are more reasonable. They think about themselves, others, and how their actions my permeate the ever-impressive world around them.There’s little doubt in my mind that the world would would be a better place without such polarization. Some might need it but not me.