The problem with any Ideology

The problem with any ideology is it gives the answer before you look at the evidence. So you have to mold the evidence to get the answer that you already decided you’ve got to have.

– President Bill Clinton, 2012, The Daily Show with John Stewart

Regardless of your political inclination, this quote should resonate not only for politics, but also religion, academics, your social life, your professional life, and even your love life. Think about it for a moment… Do you really formulate an answer before having unequivocal evidence? And if you do, fine, but, upon learning more, possible learning something factual that changes the answer you already formulated… do you stick with your original , pre-formulated answer, or do you humbly switch? Therein lies the true essence of  humility, integrity, honesty, and moral capital.

 

 

Jareau AlmeydaThe problem with any Ideology