The world is full of many personalities. No two people are exactly alike, and as similar as we are, our differences are what make us unique. If we are truly honest with ourselves we tend to embrace the people who share our views and ideals, but consider a world where everyone thought the same thoughts. Oh I truly believe we would like to think it would be bliss! However, debate is healthy, challenge invigorating, defending our idealism and platform…powerful. I love a great conversation…I’ve embraced this topic because as a society, I believe it has become apparent that we are sliding down a slippery slope, we have become so polarized as a people and danger looms on the horizon. We refuse to believe there isn’t always one explanation, one solution to every problem or dilemma. You may not change my mind, I may not change yours, but I welcome the challenge, the provocation, the chance to expand my mind, I will practice the technique of speaking less and listening more, and I will forever embrace the distinctive individualism that makes you….you. So respectfully stand by your principles but realize to bend is not to break, it does not show weakness it shows character. Make this world a better place because you have left your unique footprint upon it.