I’m overjoyed when I find a well-matched proverbial sparring partner on serious, relevant issues. I’m not the type of person to shy away from a conversation with someone who has an opposing view. It’s something I actually enjoy, nor will I become upset or overly-emotional during such a conversation. I think whatever stance someone takes, they have an obligation to defend said position. When I encounter someone who isn’t able to, I start to suspect that that person’s point of view, opinion, or ideology is built on shaky ground, or they’ve taken a stance because it’s a popular trend, and there is no real meat behind his or her stance.
In a fellow student named Sean, I think I have found a decent proverbial sparring partner, as we hold radially different world views, and neither of us will shy away from speaking our minds. In our feature writing class, a…
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