Here, here, Kenny!I think this forum would be boring if we all thought the same. I like variety and think this forum is light years ahead with all the different thought processes that happen, makes us a unique but united group of people from around the world, hopefully we can get more people to join to.
Focusing on differences, very bad. Focusing on things we have in common, very good. This site automatically starts folks on the things we have in common. Sometimes, folks stray into the other territory.
I'm a big fan of folks intelligently and passionately disagreeing on something (except politics and religion here). The entertainment value is much higher, and it's where positive change and growth occurs.
That's sort of my point with this thread. Despite all of thousands of posts saying my house is bigger than yours, my stoves are better than yours, my stuff is better than yours, my beer is better than yours, my work is better than yours, my hobbies are better than yours, and on and on, I still like having him around here. My closest friend of over 30 years was just like that. My boastful friend died just over a year ago in his mid-40's of the cancer. I'd rather he still be around, too. And why Ashful's absence was of concern to me.
All that said, beware the people who work to have us focus on our differences.