January 17, 2008

Because I’m From Chicago

How much does your geography, location, and circle of relationships shape your identity? The more you are surrounded by homogeny, the less likely you are to be able to see the validity in an alternative opinion. But, if someone from a certain political persuasion moves across the country and has to make all new friends, most of whom have the opposite political identity, they may be forced for the first time to really understand the logic behind the other side. So, the question is, are you what you are because it really makes the most sense to you? Or are you what you are because you haven't put yourself in a place to hear a reasonable alternative yet? No matter what you are, hopefully this place helps a little.