It’s a huge problem, but not our biggest. A lack of humility is our biggest problem as a nation. Prideful self-righteousness. The left is intolerant, clear-sighted about the blindness of the right, and right is intolerant, clear-sighted about the blindness of the left. The opposition is wrong, and I’m right. That’s our biggest problem. Polarized nation. Competitive nation.
The conscience is reached through humility and love. I don’t care about reaching the conscience of the opposition/competition. So I only love those who agree with me, and I ridicule the opposition. And this makes me feel even more self-righteous, intolerant, prideful. The root of every war in history.
So how do we change? By trying to change the opposition, or by trying to change myself? I think both are impossible. In my experience, only something outside of myself can change me, cause me to be more humble and more loving, and only a changed me has any hope of changing others. The conscience is reached through humility and love. Starts with me, not them.
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