"Why didn't you select 100%, are you against the environment?" they asked me, leaping down my throat in shock and sadness.
"I selected the option which I think is achievable by 2020, you need to set up positive and achievable goals if you want anything at all to be done," I countered.
And it has been the same over the years with a variety of other topics - religion, politicis, veganism, vegetarianism. In the end, I often find it difficult to "agree to disagree" so I try to not bring up inflammatory topics.
Case in (inflammatory) point - I have a number of Facebook friends who, every year without fail, will post statuses and share a number of (generally unsubstantiated, 'scientific') links about why horse racing, in particular the Melbourne Cup, is a terrible event for horses and should be banned.
I understand that some animals are abused and that some are pushed beyond their physical limits, however there are laws and limits to protect racehorses. A horse can also break its leg in a paddock and have to be put down, same as on a racetrack, because horses with broken legs are notoriously hard to rehabilitate. However, I digress. I am not an expert on horseracing, however the numerous articles that I have read both for and against this topic somehow seem to make me more informed that the majority of uninformed, angry statuses and photos which are shared by friends and acquaintances on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Never mind the money that horseracing brings in to the Australian economy and never mind that ex-racehorses are often adopted. WE JUST NEED TO GET ANGRY RIGHT NOW AND SHOVE OUR VIEWS AT EACH OTHER.