I do not expect to blog every day, but a discussion at lunch today led me to post this comment about Jonathon Haidt , the social psychologist who spoke with Bill Moyers on Sunday.
Haidt noted that in deciding whether something (an act or an idea) is right or wrong, there are many dimensions one might consider. He listed:
- care/harm done
If we are able to understand that "the other side" is coming from a different point-of-view, maybe we can quit thinking of them as EVIL and try to listen to what they are trying to say.
Let us all be honest and kind. We deserve it and so do our opponents.