Doing so has it’s merits, but it seems to also be a trap. Why spend so much time and energy arguing with people who may never change their minds, when I could be out actually doing the things I talk about. I need to transition from talker to do-er. I’d probably be more productive that way.
I say, let the debaters debate, while they are distracted so, just go ahead and get the homeless off the streets and into viable housing. While they yammer away about homelessness, I and others will actually be ending homelessness. When they finally come up for air, they’ll discover that this issue they’ve been getting all riled up about, has gone.
So yeah, I need to reorganize my online activity – use the internet for communication, and for planning the day, then leave the laptop behind while I actually go out and do things. I’ve been living the same way for many many years – this change won’t be easy, won’t happen over night.