top of page
  • Writer's pictureGeorge Wang

I don’t like it when people try to change others’ minds

People love to convince others of things. I don't like that; I don't like it when people try to change others’ minds.

I like it when people present facts as facts and opinions as opinions. I like it when people provoke thoughts and have discussions. I believe in allowing people to make their own conclusions and form their own stances.

In discussions, facts and statistics are important. Examples could be useful and impactful. However, if it is your opinion, the conclusion that you drew, or your interpretation of what transpired, I don't want that to be presented as a fact or an "official" conclusion. I’ll make up my own mind about it anyway but I don’t like things being presented that way.

Similarly, I don't like people telling me who the "good" guys or "bad" guys are. I don't like it when people label acts as "evil". It isn't that difficult to simply state what they did, the effects of it, and the various potential reasons as to why they did it. Maybe, more information on who they are and the context everything takes place in could be provided as well.

On the subject of those subjective labels, I prefer if people told me what they think and why they think that without them. However, if they are used, I definitely want them to tell me their definition and criteria for it. For example, I want you to tell me that you like a song as opposed to telling me that a song is "good". If you do state that a song is "good", then please let me know what criteria you are using to determine that and what other songs you are using as comparison. As another example, I want you to tell me whether you support a person or a cause and why you take that stance. If you choose to label it as "good", then please inform me on the moral framework you are using.

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Identifying What My Culture Actually Is

I have studied, observed, interacted with, and been a part of many cultures to varying degrees. There are plenty of aspects I like or at least can appreciate for each of them, but there are also many

Alienation from having high executive functioning

Honestly, the biggest reason why I feel so unrelatable/why I can’t relate to other people’s experiences is because my executive functioning is very high. I can do/take on/deal with many different thin

Timeline in life

A lot of people seems to believe in the concept that there is this "right" timeline that they're supposed to follow in life. What I mean is that, from my observation, people often think that there are


bottom of page