September 29, 2022

The toolbox of harmony

I like to enjoy TED Talks on YouTube. Not long ago, I watched a single shipped in 2008 by Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist who mentioned the moral roots of liberals and conservatives. As we debate problems linked to numerous human rights, and as progressively absolute positions are taken, this subject matter is especially relevant currently. 

Haidt built just one major assertion, and it caught with me. To make his position, he quoted Sengcan, “If you want the truth to stand prior to you, never be ‘for’ or ‘against.’ The struggle in between ‘for’ and ‘against’ is the mind’s worst disease.”

Haidt’s research has identified that human minds are programmed to unite us into groups, to divide us towards other groups, and, in purchase to maintain the team, to blind us to the fact. He postulated that the substantial societies that have been successful in overcoming division among teams are people that have set apart the absolute frame of mind of “for” or “against.” He famous that harmony was attained in those people situations only by employing “every resource in the toolbox.”