When Everybody’s Right…

The above video is a quick snippet from “The Incredibles.” While it makes sense in the context of the movie, it has always stuck in my mind as meaning something a bit more from a social perspective. The crux of the position is that when everyone is the same, no one is unique. And it’s the unique aspect of our character that makes the world tick. If we were all the same, we’d be no different than robots.

But take this one step further when considering the current push to worldview tolerance. In essence, what our world is telling us today is that everyone’s opinion is OK, and some even go so far as to say everyone is right on some level. But to adapt what Syndrome says in the video clip, “When everyone is right, no one will be.” At some point you have to draw the line and say that there is something that definitely feels right about a worldview compared to all other worldviews. At some point you have to be willing to take a stand for something. One of my favorite quotes is this: “A man who doesn’t stand for something will fall for anything.”

I know where I stand, and I know many of you on here reading this blog also have a position, and quite frequently it might be directly opposed to mine. But tolerance is checkmate; not everyone can be right. As mean as it sounds, this is the truth. I hope that any of you out there sitting on the fence will make a decision to stand for a worldview today, so that the lines between right and not right won’t be as blurry as they are today.

One response to this post.

  1. A very interesting post thanks for writing it!


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