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Green Room - Week 3 - Day 7

Evelyn Beatrice Hall said " "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it". Which is why it's usually attributed to Voltaire. It's OK though, she will defend your right to misattribute it. ;)

Seriously though, this got me thinking (never a good thing) about how you get from that to "I disagree with what you say, and F- you" culture that that we see in every day culture today (especially online).

Is there room for not liking a person or what they are saying, but finding that nugget of truth in their words? Can someone be a scumbag and still be able to create things worth enjoying? Are they "fruits of a poisonous tree"?

The more I see of 'net culture, the more that I wonder if it's possible to move forward in a way that isn't "destroy anyone who disagrees with any part of what I'm saying"

Or, are those just the loudest voices - and the loudest ones are often the people who should be ignored, because they are just talking to hear themselves speak?

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Tags: day 07, green room, season 9, week 3
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