Lori, thanks for your response. Grim Jim was a bit of a slow, tentative, even deliberate talker. I suppose that I lacked a certain amount of patience for him, but I did watch the entire video and I did find some agreement with him, it just seemed to me that he was making excuses rather than pointing to the solution.

I am very much in agreement with you on the conversation. The comments that I saw under Gillette’s YouTube ad were not so civil. What Jim Grim has done is he kept it civil. This is something I really appreciate. He wasn’t insulting and he wasn’t vitriolic. He really did make a good go of expressing his views without calling anyone out as “bad”.

I think that is what I want to see in a debate. Keep it factual, less name calling, and keep the agenda up front so that we can all see where this is going. Civility and restraint are some of the things I look for in debating style and in political discourse, in general.

I was also inspired to see Gillette willing to take risk by talking about a controversial subject. I would like to see more of that because I really don’t see anything wrong with making the world a better place and making a living while doing so.

Husband, father, worker, philosopher, and observer. Plumbing the depths of consciousness to find the spring of happiness. Write on.

Husband, father, worker, philosopher, and observer. Plumbing the depths of consciousness to find the spring of happiness. Write on.