Day 28 (of 31 days of free writing)

At my core I am a skeptic. My first response is often to question what I have read or been told. It’s a reflex response. I believe I learned it at a young age, encouraged to think for myself by my parents. I do my best not to take the opposing view just because I could argue the other side. I try to monitor my disbelief. Otherwise I would be arguing with my friends more often than I agree with their opinions. I would be muttering under my breath or huffing loudly in public, questions popping out of my mouth as if I was still a six year old. I’ve learned the hard way that most people do not enjoy a debate as much as I do, whereas I see disagreement as brain gymnastics.