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Whatever Will Be Will Be

May 9, 2013
Charles Laquidara - Contributing Writer (charles@bigmattress.com) , The Maui Weekly

I woke up with a headache today.

I think it's because I spent an hour-and-a-half last night arguing with someone about sane gun regulating. The day before that, the argument was about how much money teachers should be paid, how do we decide who is a good and who is a bad teacher and how strong should the unions be.

It goes on and on Should corporations have the same rights as humans? Should mentally competent people in pain with a terminal illness have the right to decide when they can end their lives? Should we ban smoking on our beaches? Should we divide our already-divided country into two separate countries--Red America and Blue America? Should Lilliputian eggs be broken at the big end or the little end?

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and Another Thing...

The only answer I have come up with, which seems to be unarguable, is this: We can discuss politics, philosophy and religion until we're blue (or red) in the face, but the chance of changing the other person's mind is close to zero.

We can bray on and on at the dinner table, on Facebook, Twitter, in a bar or at any social gathering, but the net result is always a tie--or occasionally, a loss of a great friendship.

So maybe the lesson learned here is that since no one is going to change anyone else's mind, let's just agree to disagree and go watch the sun set together knowing that whatever will be will be and that with or without our opinion, the sun will still set.

There. My headache is gone already.

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