A view will almost always have a counter view. This is because people’s views are based on self-interest (survive and thrive) and self-interest varies based on environment.
I read a “view” in this column a while back where a lady wanted to ban those obnoxious loud blowers that the gardeners use to disturb the peace in the serene neighborhood of Old Fig, where I actually reside. I thought, what a charming and lovely idea, agreeing to her view out of self-interest so I could wake up to the birds chirping instead of the blower blowing.
By the nature of self-interest, the gardeners have the opposite view, thereby they do not want to sweep with a broom when the alternative is less laborious and half the time.
This concept is no different as with Democrats and Republicans; we pick the one that allies with our self-interests.
Never miss a local story.
The examples are ubiquitous as most create tension, conflict and stagnicity. We all operate by this natural law that we can’t transcend, that our views are derived from self-interest.
May this give you some understanding for one another as well as some humility, especially when you hear that blower blowing.