Sorting Out the Rhetoric
To even begin to progress in the political/economic arena, the populist labels are, at best, unhelpful. Do a sort of Rorschach-test for yourself in words instead of ink-blots. What do you immediately think of the following?
And that’s just the smallest segment of what divides us. Homeless, jobless and bankrupt all have entirely different meanings, depending on whether you are out of a job, on the streets or drowning in debt.
They say as people get older they become more intolerant of both the mistakes and intentions of those younger than themselves, but I‘ve found it not to be the case. Experience is the word for having known, gone through and survived the ups and downs of a lived life. Wisdom sometimes, but not always, comes from that.
But we’re polarized. God knows we’re been told that often enough to believe it, even though perfectly rational conversation is still possible among our like-minded friends.