the f00fy one · 15 answers · 3mo

Have you ever sought out information that might challenge your beliefs, or arguments for positions you disagree with - not to "debunk", but to better understand the othet side and potentially change your view? Do you think it is a good idea to do so?

changing your stance is normal and common.

seeking out information about anything political however... just no

Yes, and it's not always a good idea to do so, especially if the ideology you're trying to learn more about is frequently used to take advantage of vulnerable people.

No, but i should probably do that. Not to potentially change my mind, because I'm always right, but to be able to make stronger arguments for my cases.

I try to do this a lot! Its a skill I struggle at, understanding the other side of arguments, so I often try to see things as they would to attempt to understand. I think its a good idea 100%.

I have, and it has never changed my view anytime recently, but when I was younger, I was raised by conservatives, so I had some beliefs I did research and was like "oh wow my parents are full of shit" on this or that matter. I do think it's a good idea, but you have to be careful bc you are not immune to propaganda. it's good to know how to recognize propaganda if you're planning on doing that.

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