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Extremism is so easy

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 27 December 2018



Extremism is so easy
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 222
Posted DateThursday 27 December 2018 15:44 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

I have long thought that many people who take extreme positions with a passion on an issue do so as it is far easier than to take a nuanced one.

It is so much easier to defend an extreme position. Things afr black and white. It's a lazy option.

In my random travels through the web, I have stumbled across two well known but very different people who hold a similar opinion.
The opinions that are held with passion and are always those for which no good ground exists

Credit: Bertrand Russell
Extremism is so easy. You've got your position, and that's it. It doesn't take much thought.

Credit: Clint Eastwood

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