BigBallinStalin wrote:Interesting article that describes how perceiving another's political outlook leads to an inability to empathize with another person. Sounds like common sense, but it's not really put into practice by many people. ( I assume that for many people even if they were aware of this common sense, they'd still fall victim to it. This is what tends to happen in these fora too.)
Anyway, good read; thought I should share:
It's a step in the right direction to understanding other people's viewpoints. I think Lootifer tends to avoid painting himself with a particular political view in order to dodge this negative effect. I suspect he's an evil communist. This is why I don't like labeling myself. People apply labels and then arrive to conclusions without considering the actual content of the (perceived) opposition's message.
In other news I am pretty proud of NZ's economic freedom stats
Regarding the article: I wanted to read it, I really did, but FFS people; it's 2012 no excuse for lack of plain english in articles of that nature... I'll keep reading but sweet jesus I hate having to wade through crap just because the author wanted to sound smarter... edit: im referring to the references, not the article itself, ole will wilkenson can write pretty well.