Hello, my Homo sapien comrades!
Has this election cycle got you down? I feel like I’ve been suffering for an eternity.
Facts, opinions… What’s the difference these days?
I may have a degree in conflict resolution, but it seems like I could solve the Kashmir conflict more easily than trying to get a Republican and a Democrat to see eye-to-eye on anything ?♀️
I’m calling it quits on the squabbles.
My recommendation this week comes from Radiolab.
Radiolab produces shows about scientific and philosophical topics in an exceedingly amusing style. The show won me over years ago with an episode about the rigorous gondolier profession.
Anyway, the hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich (my close personal friends in an alternative reality) hit the nail on the head with this one.
No matter where we stand on the spectrum of beliefs as individuals, we tend to view our own perspective as being “right.” Because being right, well – don’t we hold that truth to be self-evident?
But what happens when we take off our Ray-Bans and try on someone else’s Oakleys?
The episode “What’s Left When You’re Right?” is about more than seeing things from another point of view.
You’ll hear a story that turns the classic prisoner’s dilemma scenario on its head and another about how a difference of personality can completely break our perception of ourselves and others.
Most importantly, you’ll get an answer to the age-old question: is it better to be a righty or a lefty?
Episode: What’s Left When You’re Right
You can listen to the whole episode here.
For your viewing pleasure, here is a YouTube link to watch the mind-blowing showdown that is discussed in the episode: Golden Balls – Split or Steal?
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Sayonara for now!