When I chose my title for my page I did not realize how versitile the phrase "fence rider" was. However when I went to define it I found that no one can agree on the proper term. So let me give you my definition.
A fence rider is a person who can see both sides of the story. Thier life is defined in grays and never in black and white. They do not make a decision because to them nothing is definate.
So yes, this is how I think of myself. I have not ever chosen a religion or political side. My parents raised me to keep an open mind and hear all sides of the story. Maybe I took it too far, however I have found myself unable to make a decision on hot button topic. I am of a very firm belief that no one side can be all right or all wrong. This does not mean that I have chosen to live a free spirit life, I have given myself a very strict set of rules, with the most important one is to treat everyone with a basic human dignity and respect. I have found in following this one rule my life is a happy and fulfilled one. I also will rarely tell anyone they are wrong, everyone is entitled to their opinions and beliefs in my "book of life". I will however at times will find out the facts and point them out, but in the presence of just opinions I choose to open my mind and absorb the information. So for anyone looking for a staunch reaction or rant on politics, religion, or modern society you're probably in the wrong place. But I do promise to keep you thinking.