There are truths on this side of the Pyranees, which are falsehoods on the other. ~Blaise Pascal
I wonder if it is possible to be able to truly see things through the eyes of someone on the 'other' side. What do you think?
Answer by gemgem at 5:08 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:09 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 6:12 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:20 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 6:31 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
I think it can be difficult, if we're being honest here, to see issues from another point of view, especially in times when politics of all sorts are so divisive. It seems like teetering on the opposing side to consider an opposing of view, or as a sign of weakness.
With that said, however, I think it's very important to understand what motivates people. We've all lived different lives and have drawn different conclusions about our political and spiritual beliefs. What gets me is that we as a society seem to confuse "opinion" with "fact"--something that we see quite often in the P&CE section of CM. People feel so strongly about their opinions that they start to think of them as solid truths, which makes anyone with a different opinion just plain wrong--or worse, stupid.
Answer by jsbenkert at 8:26 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
There is a difference between a truth and an opinion. I can't change a truth. It is what is it. I can form an opinion from a truth. I can see how others arrive at their opinion whether I agree with them or not. We can't rewrite the truths to fit our opinions to give them more credibility. Above all else, we have to all be able to return to the exact same truth. It gives us stability to know that no matter what your opinion we all operate from the same honest place. Once we delete, cleanse, change words to better words, or just rewrite the truth, where do we go to refocus and check? When we return to the facts/truth, they are different. What then?
Answer by jesse123456 at 8:59 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Answer by lovinangels at 9:48 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Next question overall
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