|Re: Are some ideas wrong?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 08:37:25 -0800 (PST)|
> On Dec 9, 2016, at 9:18 AM, Ty Albright <tmalbright [at] verizon.net> wrote: > > Ideas and beliefs are typically based on personal experience and values. Also on factual knowledge, understanding of history, etc. > > The concept of right and wrong / good and bad is difficult to answer because > this requires judgement based on perceived values , and individual values and > judgement varies. Ideas are related to desired or expected outcomes In a way that is often overlooked. Individual judgements are related to assumptions about desired outcomes. Beliefs about what following an idea will produce. If I follow the 10 commandments, I will be a good person and God will protect me. What are the ideas related to living in a diverse community? What will happen? > Possibly you should be asking a different question. Possibly the preferred > question is “what is best”. "What is best? has the same relationship to an outcome. “Best" in accomplishing what? We discuss diversity (whatever it is) as if it is a given good but why? So we don’t look like racists or conservatives? One reason given for the ability to have harmonious socio-economic nations in Scandinavia is that they are not diverse. Similarity, or perceived similarity, reduces the conflict that we have in our highly diverse US. In the diversity discussion, I don’t see statements of desired outcomes. Why diversity? Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
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