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Not Taking Strong Stands

As I was going through the front page of my blog, I came across this article that I wrote some month ago: Never Loan Money to Friends.

I read it again. Realized that I should not have taken such a strong stand on it even though it’s true to some extent.

I like not taking strong stands on any side of the equation.

I’m not going into details as to why I prefer not taking a extreme stands on anything, you need to read this part from the Saul Alinsky’s wikipedia page:

Alinsky did not join political parties. When asked during an interview whether he ever considered becoming a Communist Party member, he replied:

“Not at any time. I’ve never joined any organization—not even the ones I’ve organized myself. I prize my own independence too much. And philosophically, I could never accept any rigid dogma or ideology, whether it’s Christianity or Marxism. One of the most important things in life is what Judge Learned Hand described as ‘that ever-gnawing inner doubt as to whether you’re right.’ If you don’t have that, if you think you’ve got an inside track to absolute truth, you become doctrinaire, humorless and intellectually constipated. The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by such religious and political and racial fanatics, from the persecutions of the Inquisition on down to Communist purges and Nazi genocide.”

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