Why did I write that, I wonder. In the day, it was okay; I may have believed in it or seen the good. Even now, there’s something that rings true and good about it. But I’m not 100 percent convinced.
Is this healthy skepticism? Well, reality is, is that when one reports on something, it isn’t about yourself. Common ground makes it easier to relate, but there are always going to be things that one doesn’t 100 percent go along with for some reason, but must report on.
It may that someone’s method doesn’t stack up, but one has to report on it anyhow. One may have a view on it, but then one doesn’t offer that view to the reader. One is reporting on what interests the community you’re writing for.