How do I become Unbiased?

RobertC (@racastillo) 10 years ago

I was watching both Ann Romney\’s and Michelle Obama\’s speeches recently, and I came to a realization. I find myself to be a democrat simply because I agree more with their overall stance on issues.
But one thing that I noticed is that no matter what Republicans say, I always find a way to oppose it and rationalize my opposition. It could be something that I may have agreed with before, but simply because a Republican had said it, I disagree.
I dislike that I have become so biased that I cannot take anything a Republican says seriously.
So I ask you, fellow HEthens, what do I do to become less biased and to take what others say with a clear and positive attitude?

September 5, 2012 at 5:52 am
pat (169) (@epath) 10 years ago ago

There is nothing wrong with being politcally biased if you are willing to look at both sides of the argument and decide that you really do agree with one side more. Of course, I don’t agree with my party all of the time. That’s when I go to my computer, fire off letters, and sign petitions to try to change policy.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 10 years ago ago

I think politics is best left to politicians, they volunteer for the stress, I don’t. I think that ultimately a politician should be about getting the best deals for the electorate they represent. In the old school Plato Republic, people didn’t elect their reps but the reps generally did the right thing anyway. Now with all this economic and corporate influence, corruption is rife, so the democratic aspect was added in an attempt to keep the bastards honest, by giving them the fear that they could lose their possition in it all.
But this is pretty much irrelevant now, because the corporations play both sides of the coin. Focus of parties is on what one likeminded group thinks is best for the entire country. I say screw that, go back to just doing what is best for your frign electorate, they are all trying to treat the whole when they should just be concerned with their own little piece of the pie.
I say screw the two party system, give us independants, all of them.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 10 years ago ago

@racastillo, Centralist=Taking calculated risks on kindness yet taking appropriate security precautions.

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@racastillo, Become apathetic.

If you care about an issue or situation enough to participate in it, you will choose a side based on what you believe is right and there will ALWAYS be someone who believes something else is right. The only way to ensure that you don’t choose a side on an issue or situation is if you don’t participate. The only way to ensure that you don’t participate is to not care.

I’m NOT saying apathy is always an appropriate stance, but it’s the only one where you’re guaranteed to be truly unbiased.

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docpaleo (19) (@docpaleo) 10 years ago ago

=> How do I become Unbiased?

Listen to everything I tell you and act accordingly.

There, fixed that!

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Julia (120) (@collinsj2009) 10 years ago ago

Just practice! You seem to be pretty good at self reflection. Going off of that conclusion it seems like you are able to think pretty objectively about your own flaws or weaknesses, (which can often be the most difficult thing to get a unbiased perspective on). All thought is perspective. It is natural to think and perceive things to be only one way (judgements), but realize that those thoughts are just thoughts! Not ultimate reality, or even truth.

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