My charity shop buddy often starts a conversation with "don't you think.." and I have to be honest most of the time I don't think that thing, but we talk about it anyway.
The conversation could be about anything she'd read in the local paper but yesterday it was about someone bringing up their child as a vegetarian. "But don't you think she should have personal choice, she's only two". So I thought about it, had a sip of the beyond awful instant coffee we have at the moment, and said that I didn't think as a two year old she really had much personal choice about anything, that we're a brought up and live our lives believing and doing all manner of things, none of them are based on facts, they're just based on tradition, convention, belief system, location, money and all manner of other things. Things that seem normal and right to me might seem incredibly odd to someone else - something I learned every day when I went out with a lad from London, he thought I was very strange indeed!
"Well, I grew up on a farm, killing and eating animals was normal" she replied, "you illustrate my point beautifully then" said I. "Oh yes, I see what you mean, shall we have another biscuit, I'll tell you what I think about the nonsense that is so called free-range eggs". Go on then, you've twisted my arm.