Friday, January 04, 2013

Today's Shallow Thought

Why isn't "it depends" or "whatever" an interesting opinion?  Why are only strong and extreme opinions viewed as worth writing down?  What about all those of us who are middle-of-the-roaders, walking along the center line and getting hit by cars from both directions?

The world is a complicated place and when it comes to societies and individuals most causal relationships look like a very tangled braid.  But stating that isn't somehow good enough, sigh.  You've gotta argue that it's the fifteenth strand of hair from the left temple which caused the coiffure to collapse.

It can be hard work to produce those "it depends' opinions, you know, very hard work.