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Most of us preferentially consume information because it comforts us and confirms our way of thinking. But it also makes it harder and harder to comprehend how anyone can think otherwise. I often think “the world is upside down”. It is easy to write-off “other thinking” as deranged and sometimes outright evil. In fact, as I write this I am having difficulty coming up with reasons to wade into progressive redoubts and listen to what they are saying. If I credit them with sincerity it will make me beyond sad that they can think and act that way; if I do not credit them with sincerity then it makes me blazingly mad to contemplate such mendacity.
I think we all understand the need to get out of our information bubbles. (If we want to preserve citizen-controlled government we have to persuade enough citizens to actively control our government in the right way.) Surveys show that conservatives are generally better at getting out of the bubble than progressives. But it is and can be painful to do so. So here is my query: What techniques do you employ to read/listen to progressive speech without risking an aneurysm?Published in