Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Political beliefs and team sports

When you think you have a rational opinion, ask yourself this: "What piece of evidence could convince me I'm wrong?" The piece of evidence doesn't have to really exist. You just have to acknowledge that you could be swayed if someone could provide sufficient evidence. If you can't think of anything that would persuade you, then you don't have a rational opinion. You have an emotional belief. And you are not worth arguing with. This is not political. I think both sides of the political spectrum would agree. But instead of pointing your finger at others, really ask YOURSELF the question. In other words, your political beliefs shouldn't be as emotional and irrational as your allegiance to your football team.

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