On Having Opinions

Having an opinion is like the difference between mastery of a martial art and buying a gun.

In martial arts, it takes time and effort to develop mastery, and the byproduct is an enhanced appreciation and respect for the power which you now wield. You know that using force is a last resort because you are aware of the serious and irreversible damage you can do. Conversely, people who buy guns may not understand or respect the devastating effects they can now impart.

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