an editorial by Gyan Gather
I would not call myself a journalist. That to me would be an insult to the hard work of the men and women out there who have a passion to investigate different issues across the world often endangering their lives just so people can be informed. It is a noble sacrifice that they make.
I am a writer. I am a teacher. I am an advocate. I am an analyst.
I form views about different issues in the world. The issues that catch my attention are things that I feel passionately about and would like to see changed. They are the things that I have analyzed and found that they are causing harm to either people or the planet. I wish to see not harm come to anyone either because someone hurt them or because of something they have done to themselves. This causes me to form strong opinions that often upset some people. When I say opinion, I don't just mean this is what I think, I mean reaching a conclusion based on analyzing facts.
We live in a day and age where for many people there is no such thing as facts. There are a very large number of the public that absolutely refuse to believe anything that is stated by anyone that is outside their personal circle of trust. It does not matter the research that is done or the statements given. Nothing will ever change their minds. That makes it difficult to discuss most topics with a large group of people who will hold a view that will not and can not be change.
With that said, Grandposts still is about sharing our views and opinions with the world. Each writer strongly believes the things they write about. They have spent much time researching the things they write. Most are professionals in these fields, others have just put in the time to learn. I personally do not agree with everything that is written, but I respect the thought that went into it. Sharing ideas is what we are about.
For most people associating with opinions that differ from yours is something that can not done. This is why we have groups that hate, discriminate, attack, and belittle others. It doesn't matter what the religion, race, or political views are, if they are based in lies and hate, they are a poison and venom that will eventually destroy themselves or those around them.
What we say will always upset someone. We have even had contributors that were not able to handles someone disagreeing with their views so they left. Our views and opinions are ours. They are conclusions of facts as we see them. If you disagree then please feel free to provide a counter argument. Expressing opinions is what we are all about.
Grandposts will continue to talk and share ideas that we hope will influence and help others. That is my mission and the reason that I started Grandposts. It was not for fortune or fame. We do not talk about things just to grab your attention so you will tune in. We are not in the entertainment business, we are in the telling the truth business. I do this because I care. Nothing more. Nothing less.