Perspective on <Perspective>...

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I've now been back on Hive for almost two weeks, reading and commenting on posts while posting a little on my own. The one thing that has struck me in reading lots of different content, is how different perspectives can really enhance our overall understanding of an issue. Sometimes we get so caught up in our own interpretations of issues or events that we forget there are other ways of looking at things.

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Old woman looking down and left? Or young woman looking back and left?

Politics is a great example. The US has become so polarized that you can't even hold a political discussion anymore without being labeled. Which is how the politicians want it. Their aim is to divide and conquer. They don't want you seeing both sides of an argument. They want you seeing their side or they label you an enemy. Literally. They call you every name in the book regardless of whether any of them are true. The rationale is if they can't win the argument on its merit, then they'll attack that persons character. Just listen to them. Do you ever hear them giving any reasoned, factual data for their positions? No. They basically just spout off inflammatory rhetoric to make sure you know that if you support them, you're "good". But if you don't, you're despicable.

You're telling me that every single Democrat is against securing our borders? Or that every single Republican thinks global warming is a myth? Not by a long shot. There is way more common ground between everyday democrats and republicans than there are points of contention. How else does society function? But our politicians don't want us to focus on that common ground. They want to inflame hatred and fear so they can keep us divided and stay in power. Of course, that's MY perspective. :-)

Anyway, perspective is a good thing. Seeing the other side is a good thing. Being able to hear arguments from all different angles is a good thing. Whether you agree with one side or the other is not the issue. Being able to have that discussion is the important part.

So, I've decided I will be putting out posts in the future with this label: Perspective on (insert topic here). They will just be thoughts on whatever happens to trigger my interest at the time. Could be Bitcoin, could be markets, could be politics, could be world events, etc. Hopefully they will provide you with a different way of looking at things that will give you more information to reach your own conclusions.

Thanks for reading. As always, comments are read and welcomed. If you want to see past examples I've linked them below...

The Future of Bitcoin
Stacking Sats....a Reminder
Some quick Perspective

Rubin Vase: A Vase? Or two faces?

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The US has become so polarized that you can't even hold a political discussion anymore without being labeled

This is why I like to listen to both sides. It's crazy and I still have financial news from cnbc, marketwatch and etc that bash crypto all the time. I like to hear both sides and then make my own decision. The arguments by these market experts always skip the pros and are mostly based on financial values in the past. They aren't taking a look at technology but I value their opinions on their opinions because they make some good points sometimes.

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Yes, that's the thing. You can listen to these people and hear what they have to say. Most of them are very intelligent people. They didn't get to where they are by being stupid. BUT, and it's a big BUT, you have to realize that they also have an agenda. Their views are biased to a certain direction. So, you need to understand that bias and factor it in to the information you're getting. Like I said, they're not stupid. But they might be flat out lying to you.

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Yes I know all of them have an agenda. Some like Cramer pump and dump for the institutions. Others like Peter Schiff are just pumping gold even though he might be right in the end but wrong in the short to mid term.

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"Resist the urge to believe entities that tell you to hate people you don't know." Literally said this just a little bit ago.

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Very well said. THAT may be the biggest problem with our politicians and news media today. All you hear is them telling us how BAD and EVIL the other side is. There's not an actual policy speech anywhere. There's no reason or facts behind anything. Just a narrative they create as they go along, adding the things that make it look better and leaving out anything that might take away from their argument. We need to stop listening.

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I have been saying for quite some time now that he world in general needs to really embrace the idea of empathy. I think we are all so grounded in our ways that it is hard for us to put ourselves in others shoes. Oh, by the way, I got some @minnowshares for free today so I am having two of them go to you.

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Wow! Thank you! I'm not really sure what that means but.... I clicked on the link and it doesn't really explain anything. I appreciate it though. I really appreciated your help yesterday on discord. It's not that easy figuring things out here without someone you can ask an actual question and, more importantly, get an answer.

Yes, as far as the empathy goes, our media outlets won't let us feel empathy. We're barraged by their slant on everything we view, regardless of whether its the mainstream media or Fox. Both sides continue to make sure we clearly see how bad the other side is. Until they start crossing the aisle themselves and giving fair coverage to the opposition, they're certainly not going to give it to us.

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If I understand it right, I think it will give you a free upvote from them each week. I could be wrong though. You seemed deserving and we will find out together!

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Lol Thank you.

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No worries! I have a feeling you will grow fast based on what I have seen. Just remember us little guys when you are a whale. 😀

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