Pavel Mikoloski wrote:I am wondering if it is even possible to bridge the divide between the Left and the Right in the US. The philosophies of both are just so different. These two approaches to reality are so different, you can't bridge the divide. People end up living in a bubble where they can't relate to anyone outside of it. They belong to different groups, live in different geographical areas, read and view different media entirely.
Tyler Ludens wrote:Most of my close neighbors, both in town and in the country, are to the right side of the spectrum, whereas I am a wild-eyed lefty. We get along fine, even though we are well aware of each others' political leanings. We get along by being kind and helpful to each other. We share interests (gardening, nature, birding), tools, labor, food. We don't discuss politics or religion much, because there wouldn't be a point. We're all mature and set in our ways, and not likely to be persuaded by argument.
So I think the divide can be bridged by finding common ground. I believe it's possible to find common ground with anyone who is interested in doing so.
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