The Tao of Neutrality

October 12, 2008

As with everything, neutrality has a price. Neutral people tend to look foolish due to the lack prolixity and seem vulnerable due to the lack of opinion.

But in his speech, Jonathan Haidt speaks about the importance of being able to let go of personal value systems (liberalism/conservatism) and look at other people without animosity and xenophobia. In essence, becoming neutral. Because according to him, liberals and conservatives both play an important role in human civilization. 

So maybe I should stop mocking the homophobic, sinhala-buddhist, patriotic and religious bozos in sl?

Hmmmm…. I’ll have to sleep on it.

P.S. Thank you Sachith for the edifying post.


One Response to “The Tao of Neutrality”

  1. Sachith Says:

    Then again, if everyone was neutral, it would be damn boring hah?..

    BTW, I read your other posts that you have linked on this post, good stuff…

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