Misinterpretation, misunderstanding, conflicting opinions, willful misconceptions, and strong bias abound. Even the most open of minds that I have encountered yet are vulnerable to these, myself included.
I find that many people are quick to dismiss ideas out of hand.
Even though many of us share the same words and despite supposedly clear definitions, people have different meanings for the same things.
I think often times when someone is disagreeing with someone else, one side believes there is only disagreement because their side was not effectively worded to be understood the way they understood it, while the other side fully believes that they understand the opposing sides point entirely and that it is still wrong. Perhaps often times it somewhere in between.
There’s really no point to this post, just some thoughts after reading some stuff.