Each time someone says that to me (emails it to me, comments it to me), my first reaction is to be a little surprised and, if I’m really honest, just a tiny bit hurt. (“I can’t believe someone unsubscribed from my blog!” or “Really, they didn’t find that David Brooks piece compelling?!”)
But then I remind myself: if no one’s vehemently disagreeing, then no one’s vehemently agreeing.
“Vehement” is the point.
Conversations are the point.
I’m not advocating for being controversial just for its own sake, but do have something to say and say it….if you do that, some people will beg to differ.
And that’s more than OK, it’s great.
Pushing, prodding, exploring, tripping, falling, and getting up again…that’s what it’s all about. Otherwise, you’re just standing there, not doing much of anything.