posted on Dec, 22 2005 @ 12:39 PM
While visiting his niece, an elderly man had a heart attack. The niece drove wildly to get him to the emergency room. After what seemed like a very
long wait, the E.R. doctor appeared, wearing his scrubs and a long face. Sadly, he said, "I'm afraid that your uncle's brain is dead, but his heart
is still beating."
"Oh, dear," cried the niece , her hands clasped against her cheeks with shock...... "We've never had a Democrat in the family before!"
If you really think about it for a few minute, this story helps illustrate the "great divide" between liberals and conservatives. One group follows
the heart and one group follows the mind. Ask a liberal their opinion on a particular issue and many (not all) will respond beginning with "I feel
that ...". Ask a conservative the exact same question and many (not all) will respond with "I think that ...".
Try the experiment yourselves or even on yourselves and see how you respond and what happens over time. I have, and the results (of my admittedly
un-scientific poll) surprised me.
All that said, it helps explain for me why the two sides can never seem to agree. It's kind of like the political version of "Men are from Mars and
Women are from Venus", bound to go through history at opposite ends of the spectrum, but still needing each other.
And we do need each other, because the balance of the two sides is what produces the best for all of us. Each keeps the other from being able to pull
too far in their direction.
So we seem to be fated to disagree, but if we understand the reasons, maybe we can be nicer about it.
Happy Holidays to all!
[edit on 12/22/2005 by centurion1211]