It appears that polarised views are the norm today and neutrality is a crime which discourse leaves no room for. When you passively (e.g. for social reasons) end up on a side, you may be opposing something without sound reason. As an exercise in empathy, it may be worthwhile to read up on where the other side—supporters, perpetrators, or beneficiaries—comes from. You might discover that they too are human beings who share your childhood hero, are cat people and detest broccoli. The result may be an internal reconciliation, a stronger case for your stance, or the realisation that the other is just as human as you are. Regardless, a new perspective on those involved in a controversial issue provides a more comprehensive understanding and may even inspire new solutions. Pictured here, Shoe Dog by Phil Knight and BOSS Fall/Winter 2018.