I'm in. This sounds fun.
My name's Robin, I'm 16, and I'm a senior in high school. I have opinions - strong opinions - but I don't always agree with them.
That was George Bush. I was...quoting George Bush there.
Anyway, I enjoy discussing/debating topics with other people, as I enjoy sharing my opinions and hearing about the opinions of other people. I don't want to be the leader, though. I'll simply react to topics other people bring up.
....Must stop responding to collab group requests!
I'm also a senior in high school and I honestly get where Bush was coming from when he said he doesn't agree with his own opinions. Granted, I'm mostly certain he was being a fool about it, but I see so many sides to the same argument it all gets muddled up anyway. I love hearing other's views on the world, and believe that the only way to truly hold a strong argument is to hear every other side, and understand where they are coming from, and still be able to see your opinion as the best. Maybe that is why I have trouble making up my mind on things.
My input in the process is that since there will be more total people than videos, they should each briefly state their thoughts (if interested) and the leader picks from among those, and the leader can make sure every side is covered, so we don't have 5 people pushing the same side (unless everyone has a nice consensus). This would also prevent someone who has not yet formed thoughts about the topic from trying to explain them.
Hi, I'm Lily (13) an eighth grader. I have very strong opinions, usually towards the liberal end of things. I have a hard time keeping up with politics, but I'm interested in current events. My specialty is teen books, I'm a member of an advanced reader group so I get lots of books before they're even out. I'd love to join, and perhaps contribute a book or two that relates to our discussion. For example, if we were talking about George Bush and his impact on America, I would recommend Quaking by Kathryn Erskine. It's about a girl living with a foster family of Quakers during the Iraq war. Anyways, good luck and I hope I make the cut!
I think we should move this discussion off nerdfighters, so when we trade emails and decide on a password for our channel, it's private. I'll set up a wiki and share the link
group members, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add you to the wiki. It's private, so I need to add you if you want to access it.
Count me in with the channel :)
I'm 18 and a junior, I know your probably thinking, OMG I DON'T WANT HER SHE'S STUPID, rest assured that I only had to repeat my junior year, which I was done with except for the last two months, because I had to move since a untimely earthquake happened in a island nation in Asia. I've lived in several different countries and currently in Portland, Oregon. I do have strong opinions on some subjects, such as the Kashmir Conflict, but I don't have on others, such as capital punishment. I love discussing these things because I just do. I regularly keep up with current events but have a strong dislike for politics. I love other things and hate certain things and characteristics, such as disrespect, bad music, and prejudice and discrimination. I've wanted to make a youtube channel for a long time but never could find what I wanted to do and was too scared. Hope I made the cut :)
Lets get started soon, I have email from: Evan, Spartanight, and pheobe. I included people who were on the most recent cast list (for lack of a better word) I'd like to switch over to the wiki now, so just post stuff there.
This sounds awesome! I want in, too. :D
I'm Jenna, 17, from Austin, Texas. I'm about 7 months into a foreign exchange to Pamplona, Spain, where I've been attending high school and living with various families. Since I came here I've seen a lot of light shed not only on Spanish and European culture, but on my own country's customs and beliefs as well.
I don't tend to be very argumentative, but I put a lot of thought into my opinions and, therefore, tend to be steadfast in my beliefs. More than winning arguments, though, what I consider most important is thoughtful, respectful, productive discussion. I think the goal of a debate should be to find common ground with your "opponent" and come to a more well-rounded understanding of the subject at hand, rather than humiliating them or having the last laugh. Ego has no place in objective discussion, and when entering a debate I think that personal pride should be checked at the door.
I hope I'm the type of person you're looking for! This sounds like it would be a lot of fun.