has singletrack ever changed your mind?
what I have loved to hate about this forum, ever since it was GoFar, is it’s ability to stimulate debate from the well educated through the ill informed to the down right bizarre. It’s what makes it the colourful and frustrating place it is.
My question is simply this:
Has a thread on singletrack changed your opinion on a subject about which you had previously made up your mind?
For instance, has someone’s reasoned and lucid argument persuaded you that hunting is wrong when before you would happily have donned the deer stalker? Has someone convinced you to switch from Red to Blue after you have spent the day handing out the ‘Socialist Worker’ outside the town hall? You get the picture.
I guess you can discount cycling related subjects for the purposes of this question.
It’s something that just popped into my head earlier (after TandemJeremy and i got close to dueling on a subject we’d covered before)
Personally I am pretty sure that no one thread on this site has made me change my mind on a subject. and i guess that doesn’t really surprise me.
I understand of course that this is the internet and people [strangers] spout all sorts of made up crap but it’s not difficult to research peoples claims.Posted 9 years agogrizzlygusMember
Yep, it has happened for me. On a occasions I’ve seen things slightly different as a result of someone putting forward a persuasive argument. Nothing really drastic, and it tends to be people who have somewhat similar views to mine, but I’ve accepted things which I hadn’t necessarily before.Posted 9 years agoStonerSubscriber
My perception of “right and wrong” politically has certainly developed over the years of having “vigorous” discussions in here with intelligent, articulate posters from the other side of the political spectrum, and I think has rubbed off on my own views of the world to some extent. There’s still far too much irrational daily mail/morning star ranting by those who refuse to calm down and think through their views. But that just makes for easy targets! 🙂Posted 9 years agowwaswasSubscriber
I did think this thread was going to be about riding a particular piece of trail whilst contemplating some personal decision and the whole oneness with the bike and the trail thing transporting you off until you arrive at a conclusion from the centre of your being that is different to the one you had previously made in the rush that was everyday life.
Instead, I find that I’m being asked if hora has posted some little gem about his personal life that has given me an insight into the human condition beyond what I already knew.
slightly disappointed, tbh.Posted 9 years agoBigDummySubscriber
Not usually things people have written themselves, but things they link, yes. Also, it is always profoundly interesting to see how other people approach subjects that I have fairly clearly worked out in my own mind. This is quite a heterogenous group of folk, it’s good.
🙂Posted 9 years ago
The topic ‘has singletrack ever changed your mind?’ is closed to new replies.