Feel Good Sunday: Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives
Jonathan Haidt delves into the fascinating realm of moral values that shape our political choices, regardless of whether we identify as left, right, or center. Through his thought-provoking talk, he uncovers the core moral values that liberals and conservatives typically hold dear.
Let’s explore the concept of innateness, where the brain’s initial organization is not solely dependent on experience. Nature provides a foundation, which experience then refines. It’s important to note that “built-in” doesn’t imply rigidity; rather, it signifies an organization pre-established before encountering life’s experiences, as Gary Marcus aptly explains.
Take a moment to step outside the confines of your own moral perspective. Recognize the ongoing struggle in which everyone believes they are right, even if their beliefs differ from yours. Each person has their reasons. So, let’s challenge ourselves to step out of the moral matrix and gain a broader understanding.
Step out of the moral Matrix, just try to see it as a struggle playing out, in which everybody thinks they’re right, and even if you disagree with them, everybody has some reasons for what they’re doing. Step out.
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