I remember the days of JFK….I was too young to vote but I listened to his words they made my think about a better future….they were inspirational. I was too young to vote but my interests in politics was starting to lead me to my later station in life.
Too many people these days refuse to have a conversation….they have formulated a scenario in their minds and they will not look to see if they are accurate or not…..as long as it confirms their beliefs and prejudices then it MUST be true.
I read an article that covers the subject of political thought…..a pretty good piece of writing…..
Quote of the Week: Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. -John F. Kennedy
The next time you hear an opponent – even one with the obvious logical and factual flaws of Trump – argue their side, check your own motivations to dismiss them, and your own factual basis. And the next time you hear someone on your side present their stump speech, check your motivations to agree, and the factual basis of your own argument. Then re-check them. Then do it again. Think about why your politics are “better” than those of someone else; and think about why your opponents may also have a legitimate viewpoint worthy of consideration.
I miss the days when we could have a conversation on different subjects…..today it is just regurgitation of what we want the world to be…..where everyone is wrong (insults included) if they do not agree…..
That is sad and a bit pathetic.