Waking up this morning to a panel debate on the radio about immigration and racism in the USA, my immediate reaction was: these have become such comfort-zone subjects for you, haven't they?
You know what gets said in discussions on these subjects, and you know how to say it. You're at home in this flow of voices expressing safe opinions that we've all heard before.
Nothing wrong with that, of course. But did you go out in the world, with a fresh mind, and research these subjects as though it was the first time? What's new?
Or did you invite people you've heard before, people whose opinions you know, to give a balanced discussion that won't offend?
How often, when we think we're at the cutting edge, are we really fighting for a cause that's already been won?