Great piece, Keri! Thank you for your insight. :-) I encourage you in your quest for truth and journey toward self-improvement. I have long thought that if each of us individually works toward self-improvement then the world will ultimately become a better place.
You may be interested in The Week, a weekly news publication that always impresses me with how it presents various viewpoints on any given topic.
I also strongly recommend The Rubin Report on YouTube. Dave Rubin is a classical liberal who interviews a variety of different people on his show to discuss the importance of defending free speech among many other current events and ideologies. The interviews are about an hour long and always respectful. They never turn into shouting matches…rather they are in depth conversations, a true exchange of ideas. :-)
I appreciate you taking the time to reflect and share your thoughts. I feel encouraged that more and more people are seeking common ground and areas to connect. And I’m very grateful for your empathetic approach. :-) It seems vital these days.
While experiencing feelings and emotions is one of the most wonderful parts of being human, I find it is very subjective. I remain hopeful that in conversations such as these and in future articles I see posted, that reason and logic will continue to triumph. :-) We all stand to benefit when we embrace the ideas that fall most in line with truth. And we should never fear releasing lesser ideas when we encounter better ones.
These are concepts that have nothing to do with gender, race, age, sexual preference, nationality, religion, etc. but entirely to do with being human and having the propensity to use rational thinking to improve our individual lots in life and elevate humankind as a whole. :-)
I wish you the very best and look forward to reading more of your thoughts in the future.