This is a result of meeting someone awesome that you are completely in awe of as well as lots of drinking sessions with a bunch of uninhibited people who have their hearts & minds at the right place.
I am heavily convinced that people are same everywhere in the world – there are conservatives who are family bound, there are liberals who believe in being free & carefree, there are educated professionals who think they are liberals but actually don’t care or don’t realise what they are coz its convenient! There are Intellectuals & Deep moaners who just don’t want to Let Go!
People choose their political sides coz of following reasons :
- Upbringing/ Family (20%) : Perhaps the most impactful & that too unconsciously, difficult to break off once tied to it
- Professional (15%) : This one is more rational & becomes strong over the years
- Deep Emotional Reasons (5%) : It has to come from some deep experience of the past – a wrong doing or a right doing
- Convenience (60%) : This is the most common one, where people choose to not care as its too much effort & Ignorance is Bliss
More importantly, in my opinion, they keep justifying it forever – whatever it may take because somewhere they link their political stand to their personal, moral value system & saying a shade to their political views is casting a doubt on their moral values.
Also interestingly – once they take their stance on Right Liberal, Left conservative, Right Conservative or Left Liberal ; they will project themselves to be agreeing to 90% of its policies and disagreeing with a few again as per their convenience.
I do think that its a touche` matter & needs to be handled with sensitivity & open mindedness. Clashes should be avoided at all costs.
Sharing a 4-quadrant chart to understand where do most of the leaders stand.
Interestingly – not many leaders fall in the Right – Liberal Quadrant for reasons obvious : since it is meant for Simple Mkt Policies based on science & economics research concepts. Leaders have taken stances favoring Right Liberal policies in moderation but mainly tend to stick to Right Conservative or Left Liberal Stances.
My Research threw up name of Mr. Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of USA as the only through & through Right Liberal so far & that was perhaps he was an educated professional, scientist/inventor at heart hence insisted on the Right Liberal Policies.
Most of the Leaders in today’s time will go on to support Right Conservative, While the days of Left Conservative are restricted to China & Left Liberalism is kept for philosophers. I do think Right Liberalism is highly under-discovered.