Why Are Others Wrong While I’m Right?

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Wheat & Tares

When we discover that someone disagrees with us on a matter we consider settled, we often go through three steps to “understand” why they are wrong, and those three reasons go from most charitable to least:

  • They are ignorant. If they knew what I know, if they had the facts I do, they would see things as I do.
  • They are too stupid to understand the facts. This is the next line of thinking once we realize that they know the facts we know and simply interpret them differently or feel differently about them.
  • They are acting in bad faith. They don’t want to know the truth because their intentions are bad. They don’t care about others or the truth, just whatever immoral or unjust thing they want.

The problem is that both sides of a disagreement think these things about the other party, but they don’t question…

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