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Articles on controversial subjects seem to generate a sort of negative energy which leads to quarrels, hurt feelings, and even lasting enmities. Here are some options for avoiding all this.
- Give it a rest: You don't need all this negative energy. Go apply yourself to some other article which is less of a pain.
- Give others a chance: Many people can be watching the article. Some of them are just waiting for the fuss to die down, so that their own changes won't be reverted. You can't get their help if you keep jumping in.
- Think further ahead: The point is to achieve stability. Rocking the boat doesn't make it more stable. Try reading Yann Martel's Life of Pi