“If we explore the divisive political environment in the United States, our first instinct is to blame the politicians and perhaps the media for this obvious dysfunctional climate. Yet close inspection shows that the whole society finds it difficult to talk about differences of opinion. The first thief, control permeates society, wanting us to shield ourselves from the cognitive dissonance of views divergent from our own. The common adage that it is best to avoid talking about politics and religion is a truism not because politicians are divided. It is our own inability to put aside control long enough to actually listen to those who don't share our views.”
Source: The Five Thieves of Happiness" John B. Izzo Ph.D.
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