• Uncomfortable Ideas

  • By: Bo Bennett PhD
  • Narrated by: Bo Bennett PhD
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-04-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: eBookIt.com
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (9 ratings)

Regular price: $14.95

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Publisher's Summary

Many of our ideas about the world are based more on feelings than facts, sensibilities than science, and rage than reality. We gravitate toward ideas that make us feel comfortable in areas such as religion, politics, philosophy, social justice, love and sex, humanity, and morality. We avoid ideas that make us feel uncomfortable. This avoidance is a largely unconscious process that affects our judgment and gets in the way of our ability to reach rational and reasonable conclusions. By understanding how our mind works in this area, we can start embracing uncomfortable ideas and be better informed, be more understanding of others, and make better decisions in all areas of life.
Some uncomfortable ideas entertained in this book:

Political correctness can be harmful
Identity politics is a dangerous game
Morality is functionally democratic
Victims often do share some of the responsibility
God is a far more horrifying character than Satan
There is no such thing as free will
Americans are manipulated into being pro-war
Non-whites can be racist, and women can be sexist
Some people do "choose to be gay"
Sometimes the bad guys win
Obese people are not perfect the way they are
It's okay to find inappropriate jokes funny

Facts don't care about feelings. Science isn't concerned about sensibilities. And reality couldn't care less about rage.
Prepare for a bumpy ride.
©2016 Archieboy Holdings, LLC (P)2016 Archieboy Holdings, LLC
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4 out of 5 stars
By Marsha L. Woerner on 01-04-18

Opens the mind

Very thought-provoking. There was really little new – i.e., the ideas all made sense and were relevant and timely, but having them spelled out and individually pointed out did make one think and potentially cause mental discomfort. It emphasized that even when you make the "right" decision, it is often NOT without consequence emotionally, and what's "right" for you may or may not be defendable in general and in all situations. DEFINITELY thought-provoking…

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5 out of 5 stars
By Misty Wegman on 03-08-17

wish this were in my Facebook feed

It is so difficult to think rationally about anything in today's American political climate. This book is a breath of fresh reasoning. Very much appreciated, highly recommended.

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