Philosophical Myopia

One of my favorite quotes comes from science fiction author Isaac Asimov in his masterpiece, Foundation: "Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right." There is a blindness plaguing the world.

I think this theme is pertinent especially now. People are so bound in their own ideology and philosophical rigidity they can't see what is the right thing to do. Or worse, they don't do the right thing, just what they're told.

This seems be a theme in my writing. Certainly in Bucky. And it's haunting the political landscape. People are myopically caught in a point of view. People on the left can't emphasize with those on the right, and people on the right can't with the left. Those with nationalist views can't with globalists. Religious zeal is stringing people to one way of thinking.

Am I any better? Sometimes. Now and then the lawyer in me comes out and looks at the facts rather than make a principled stand. It takes a moment to breathe, stop, think about the validity of other points of view. Only then do I find I can come up with a solution, usually better and more innovative than my immediate reaction.