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The motto I chose for my blog, “a buoy in a sea of discontent”, is meant to convey choosing rationality over deception and absurdity in a world that where many desire us to live in a sea of discontent. It’s a message that I hope resonates with those who visit my blog and read what I have to say.
To look at the meaning behind my motto another way, it is also my goal to give visitors to The Rational Ram positivity.
I don’t want my readership to leave this blog angry, upset, or feeling like they weren’t entertained or intellectually piqued. Whether it’s Fox News or CNN or OAN or MSNBC, it seems that our media wants us to blindly “pick a side”, get angry at what the “opposing side” is doing or not doing, and shutdown our pragmatism.
I’m not under any delusions. I don’t want nor expect anyone who visits my blog to agree with me or adopt my beliefs or way of thinking.
Unlike Fox News, I truly just report and let you, the audience, decide.
I believe thoughtful dissent is very healthy and it is what makes this American experiment we call democracy work.
What kind of a world would we have if everyone agreed on everything?
Discourse is a healthy and positive thing amongst countrymen, as long as the discourse involves words meant to elucidate and persuade rather than inculcate, insult, or incite.
Positivity is power.
Positivity enables you to focus on the solutions rather than the problems.
Positivity enables you to see the bright side of an opposing point of view without the vitriol.
Positivity enables you to see the bright side of life.
Positivity enables you to think clearly rather than emote detrimentally.
A lack of positivity is what I think fuels our vitriolic political climate.
To quote Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., “darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that; hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”.
Light and love are positive. Darkness and hate are negative.
Embrace the power of positivity, my friends.
-The Rational Ram