The Truth is in the Combination
Avoiding polarization in a polarized world
We haven’t talked very much this week. I hate that. Maybe after I return to the US this weekend it will be easier.
How are you doing in school? I have no doubt you are kicking ass.
Today, I came across the substack of one of my favorite commenters, Marie Kennedy, over at Slow Boring. She writes her own blog called Post-Woke, and about how and why conservatives and liberals have so much problems communicating with each other and why there is so much polarization in the country right now.
The post is pretty long, but well worth a read.
The reason I had to share it though was because of this graphic.
It shows how people can look at two different issues, be correct, and yet still miss out on the truth.
Marie has made a concentrated effort over the last year or so to challenger her beliefs on people who disagree with her. You can see in her comments how she goes out of her way to not-judge other opinions, and try look as things from a big picture, or as she calls it… as a system.
I am interested in your thoughts on polarization, Democrats vs Republicans, Liberals vs Conservatives. It’s easy to get swept up in supporting your side, but I hope that you are able to approach all issues with an open mind and seek to empathize and fully understand how complex most things are.