Thought for Today (3/19/2017)

Could the difference  between liberals and conservatives be the difference between fact and feel? 

Many of my liberal friends and acquaintances often use the word “feel” when they talk about different topics.  Most of my conservative friends will use factual data during those same conversations and not put their feelings into the dialogue.

So, is the difference liberals guide their decisions based upon feelings and don’t rely on the facts while conservatives base theirs on facts and push their feelings to the back burner?


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3 Responses to Thought for Today (3/19/2017)

  1. mittflorg says:

    The funny thing about that statement is that many liberals believe the opposite is true. What is considered fact is based on where one sits on the ideological dais because people have different starting points from which they view the world.

    • Maybe the truth can be based on perception or as you say “where one sits on the ideological dais”, but facts are nothing more than factual data without feelings mixed in. Example: Two cars collided and the result was four people dying due to the resulting trauma. Now, if you mix in perception you might end up four people died in a terrible accident the driver of one of the vehicles was at fault because I think, or I feel, he tried to beat the stoplight. The suppositions take it from fact because of non-factual data injected.

      • mittflorg says:

        The people in the car in your example did not die, but they were liberated from life. I was channeling George Orwell in my facetious statement. Seriously, science has shown that affect moves people more than facts.

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