Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I got to thinking the other day that the biggest problem our politics is having right now relates to something Chris Rock said in Dogma, “I think it's better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier. Life should be malleable and progressive, working from idea to idea permits that. Beliefs anchor you to certain points and limit growth. New ideas can't generate. Life
Our politicians on each side are holding onto their point of view like religious beliefs and no one is willing to see that what they really should have are ideas that we can all work together to change and shape to the benefit of everyone. Either side of the political spectrum also seems to have this belief that to listen to anything the other side says and think about it is tantamount to blasphemy. If the other side says it, it must be wrong. We can not get anywhere like this. Lets start having some ideas people and stop taking ourselves so seriously.