Posted by: Anne | October 22, 2016

the other side is not dumb

The Other Side is Not Dumb

When someone communicates that they are not “on our side” our first reaction is to run away or dismiss them as stupid. To be sure, there are hateful, racist, people not worthy of the small amount of electricity it takes just one of your synapses to fire. I’m instead referencing those who actually believe in an opposing viewpoint of a complicated issue, and do so for genuine, considered reasons. Or at least, for reasons just as good as yours.

Isn’t it possible that you, like me, suffer from this from time to time? Isn’t it possible that we’re not right about everything? That those who live in places not where you live, watch shows that you don’t watch, and read books that you don’t read, have opinions and belief systems just as valid as yours?

That maybe you don’t see the entire picture?

Read the full article at the source:
https://medium.com/@SeanBlanda/the-other-side-is-not-dumb

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