It's a Big Beautiful World

^z 5th November 2023 at 7:48am

Which world do we live in?

  • "Our lives are threatened by terrorists, criminals, and illegal immigrants and our priority should be to protect ourselves."
  • "It's a big, beautiful world, mostly full of good people, and we must find a way to embrace each other and not allow ourselves to become isolated."

According to an Economist/YouGov poll in mid-February 2021 ([1] & [2]) about a third of all American people say the first, half say the second, and a sixth aren't sure. Correlations are weak versus age or gender or race, but do align with political philosophy. Editorial-page columnists like David Brooks and Philip Bump have mused about it.

Fascinating, and perhaps important for personal and world health!

(cf Optimist Creed (1999-04-16), Dimensions of Voting (2004-12-07), Lyndon Johnson Political Philosophy (2006-10-06), Roots of Morality (2009-004-03), Righteous Mind (2020-07-12), ...) - ^z - 2021-05-03