I am an independent thinker which leads to many disagreements. Many times, people see this comes off as arguing for the sake of arguing. I see it more as offering a different perspective; A perspective that hasn’t been backed by historical validity, which is why many times my thoughts are criticized. I have always had an affinity to contrarian thoughts. I used to think it was because I liked the attention of being different. Now, I think it’s because I want to see the world advance and when only one view is accepted, we are in a position to stagnate.
Strong opinions are very useful to others. Those who were undecided or ambivalent can just adopt your stance. But those who disagree can solidify their stance by arguing against yours. Even if you invent an opinion for the sole sake of argument, boldly sharing a strong opinion is very useful to others.” — Derek Sivers