Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cognitive Dissonance

This fellow, Tom Guarriello, is a liberal from Connecticut. When it comes to the American political scene, he & I rarely agree. But he's also a smart man and one of my favourite vloggers. In this video he openly admits that he has biases and is reticent to hear other points of views that challenge his own. News Flash to everyone: Just like every other human being on the planet!
This is quite a contrast to this arrogant man I wrote about recently. Ditto for this pretty female vlogger who is probably the most close-minded person I've ever encountered on YouTube. The sad thing for her is that she is convinced that she's actually open minded. Perhaps when she's a bit older she'll learn that being "open minded" means that one must actually listen to other points of view with the possibility that they may change one's own views. That's clearly not the case right now.

1 comment:

tlg847 said...

Thanks for your kind words. It's futile for us to pretend we're not what we are, don't you think?