Last week while walking on one of Florida’s Gulf Coast beaches I came across a situation that went against my values and beliefs. I ran across a young man that had been fishing and caught a baby black tipped shark, my beachcombing enjoyment vanished immediately. The enthusiastic fisherman had every intention of keeping it, saying that it taste good. The killing and finning of sharks goes against everything I believe.
Should we try to influence others to conform to our beliefs? Isn’t diversity what makes us all unique? Isn’t the urge to push our beliefs on other people the cause of fights, riots and wars? So how far do you push or do you keep your beliefs to yourself?