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Everyone against me (1) Tue, Jan 08, 2019
I just realized I've felt for a long time that everyone is against me.  Or mostly everyone.  I've consistently felt like I've held a minority opinion on a lot of issues, and it's felt sort of alienating.  I'm starting to think this is a manufactured feeling, largely because of my experiences of changing my mind.  When I was religious, I felt like everyone was anti-religion.  Now that I'm non-religious, it feels like everyone is hyper-religious.  When I leaned conservative, it felt like everyone else leaned liberal.  Now that I'm liberal, it feels like everyone is ridiculously conservative. 

Since I've been on both sides of two polarizing issues, it occurred to me (like yesterday) that maybe this is just how it feels to hold a particular viewpoint.  I would say it might have something to do with the people I interact with or where I get my information, but honestly those things have remained largely unchanged.  The only change was within me, so maybe everyone isn't really against me. #psychology

Comments:
Harry Sun, Jan 27, 2019
This is an interesting Observation. When we believe what we feel is right about topic x, we assume those who don't agree with us must be misinformed, stupid, devious, out of touch, etc, Alternatively, those whom we agree with are right, intelligent, insightful, etc., or some other identifier driven by the depth of our conviction and the temperature of our beliefs. Ultimately we come to realize we don't know, in any absolute way, anything - we only believe we do.


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