When we defend something, it’s either we like it or we have it.
Like in saying I love melons over apples, yellow over violet and wit over sarcasm. These are just some of the things that tests our justification skills. These are all prone to biases because admit it or not, we are all subjective. It’s human nature.
We see something likable about it and sometimes, because we can benefit from it so we don’t keep quiet and keep on defending the thing or person we believe in.
Smokers oppose taxing the cigarettes because it only means bigger cost for their bad habit.
Animal lovers oppose animal violence because they care about these animals.
A Johnny Depp fan would not agree if a Robert Downey Jr. fan claims that his idol is more gorgeous than his idol (unless the former is a fan of the two hot and amazing actors)
In short, we oppose, we rebut, and we contradict because we always see something good about it, even if we’re the only few who see the goodness in that specific thin or person.
Now my point is, since everybody has a different point of view and people stand from different parts of a square meter, their opinions would always be different so why don’t we just think selflessly and act accordingly for the benefit of the majority because admit it or not, in the world we are living in right now where freedom is very much abused, sometimes, we are blurring the lines between what is right and what is wrong. So, before doing or before being addicted into something, think again, and again, and again, whether it will bring good to your neighborhood.