Originally posted at Writeindependent.org on March 19, 2012
Everyone thinks they are right. The way to understand how each person can be right is described very well by Jonathan Haidt in this presentation:
This year, I have been exploring how right the Republicans are, mostly because I’m a little left of center. And ecologically speaking, I’m probably far left because the planet can not defend itself against “pollution terrorism,” So I speak up in defense of the earth.
But the more I learn about conservatives, the more I like them. They, like me, are passionate about God, they understand how important it is to form groups and stay loyal to that group, and they really “get” the idea of not spending more than you have.
Nobody explains this better than Jonathan Haidt in the above talk. You will be surprised by what you learn.