Listen to People That Disagree With You

I’ve realized recently that I’m unable to defend lots of the things I consider to be true. I lazily infer the evidence, but am unable to critically present my case.

I think a great example of this would be the recent debate between Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders. Not saying Bernie was lazy, but Cruz hit him with fact after fact for Bernie only to make general moral statements about healthcare. I walked away from that debate less sure about things like universal healthcare.

We have to interrogate our beliefs. We can’t just trust information we received long ago without question. And when we investigate, we have to make our beliefs fit the facts–not the other way around.

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