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“That’s Easy For You To Say”

“That’s easy for you to say” is an expression of personal judgment targeted at the speaker. Logically speaking, however, it says nothing about the truth-value of the actual words being said.

The strength of an idea does not depend on how easy or difficult it is for its proponents to advocate.

The difference between facts and falsehoods can’t be discerned simply by observing how much a person struggles to state their opinion.

Sometimes facts are easy to express. Sometimes they are not.

Sometimes falsehoods are easy to express. Sometimes they are not.

Sometimes positive suggestions are easy to express. Sometimes they are not.

Sometimes negative declarations are easy to express. Sometimes they are not.

Thinking critically about ideas means, at least in part, focusing on the actual ideas and refusing to be distracted by any perceived shortcomings in the people who espouse those ideas.

How easy something is for YOU to SAY, does not eliminate the responsibility for ME to THINK.

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