|Re: Are some ideas wrong?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Crystal Farmer (crystalbyrdfarmergmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 04:53:08 -0800 (PST)|
I agree with Patti that being able to accept different ideas is a key step to accepting diversity. Some ideas are really horrible but every person who thinks them is a human being. To make the direct connection to current events: I live in Trump country but there are very few white supremacists around me. So if they wanted to live in our cohousing community, I don't think it would be right to subject them to an ideological test. If I hear views I disagree with, we can talk about it. That's the next step in being part of a diverse community--being able to have civil discussions without anger or name calling. Crystal Farmer Charlotte Cohousing Community Quote: Perhaps some ideas are wrong. But there's also a reasonable possibility that the ideas are not wrong. They are simply different/diverse. If a person cannot live with people who do not think the way they do, they cannot, by definition, handle diversity. The only kind of diversity they are willing to accept is people who look different but think similarly. I think this article explains this quite well. https://medium.com/@SeanBlanda/the-other-side-is-not-dumb-2670c1294063#.wf81juamt I truly believe until we understand this, we CAN'T appreciate diversity. To think others' ideas are wrong without understanding them, means we do not want to understand them. My two cents. Patti
- Are some ideas wrong? Patti Shank, November 19 2016
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