This week I was talking with a teammate about a programming language he’s exploring. He said: “I’m just not sure whether I like it or not” Huh, I thought. Right, you think you have to like something or not. Easy mistake to make. The internet’s opinion-density is famously high. It’s natural to think that having and sharing opinions is required.
Nice! That was a refreshing read. I didn't have this specific thought in mind and often try to take a stance even when no one really asked for it. Thanks!
I just finished reading “The Obstacle Is The Way” by Ryan Holiday and this theme was raised a lot in the book. Things just are... people’s opinions just label them as good or bad, but things themselves are neither good nor bad.
Sometimes you just need to enjoy something as it is without classifying it.
I’m also practicing this perspective and hope to keep at it.
Great article by the way!