Uncomfortable Ideas

Uncomfortable Ideas Many of our ideas about the world are based on feelings than facts sensibilities than science and rage than reality We gravitate toward ideas that make us feel comfortable in areas such as religion

  • Title: Uncomfortable Ideas
  • Author: BoBennett
  • ISBN: 9781456627669
  • Page: 336
  • Format: ebook
  • Many of our ideas about the world are based on feelings than facts, sensibilities than science, and rage than reality We gravitate toward ideas that make us feel comfortable in areas such as religion, politics, philosophy, social justice, love and sex, humanity, and morality We avoid ideas that make us feel uncomfortable This avoidance is a largely unconscious procMany of our ideas about the world are based on feelings than facts, sensibilities than science, and rage than reality We gravitate toward ideas that make us feel comfortable in areas such as religion, politics, philosophy, social justice, love and sex, humanity, and morality We avoid ideas that make us feel uncomfortable This avoidance is a largely unconscious process that affects our judgment and gets in the way of our ability to reach rational and reasonable conclusions By understanding how our mind works in this area, we can start embracing uncomfortable ideas and be better informed, be understanding of others, and make better decisions in all areas of life Some uncomfortable ideas entertained in this book Political correctness can be harmful Identity politics is a dangerous game Morality is functionally democratic Victims often do share some of the responsibility God is a far horrifying character than Satan There is no such thing as freewill Americans are manipulated into being pro war Non whites can be racist, and women can be sexist Some people do choose to be gay Sometimes the bad guys win Obese people are not perfect the way they are It s okay to find inappropriate jokes funny Facts don t care about feelings Science isn t concerned about sensibilities And reality couldn t care less about rage Uncomfortable ideas Prepare for a bumpy ride.

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    1. Very thought-provoking. There was really little new – i.e the ideas all made sense and were relevant and timely, but having them spelled out and individually pointed out did make one think and potentially cause mental discomfort. It emphasized that even when you make the "right" decision, it is often NOT without consequence emotionally, and what's "right" for you may or may not be defendable in general and in all situations. DEFINITELY thought-provoking…

    2. Won this in a giveaway, and was pleasantly surprised. The last few I won were, to be honest, stinkers.The Good:- This book made me think in new and, yes, often uncomfortable ways.- Though some bias is inevitable, the author did a good job of presenting both sides of an argument, and providing facts to support differing points of view.- The author's writing style is open and honest, intelligent without just spewing facts (such an easy trap for an author to fall into), and almost conversational a [...]

    3. Ouch! Took an upper cut or two but I thoroughly enjoyed the intellectual honesty this book was written with. Definitely gives you pause to consider. Great Job!!

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