Another late night thought tonight as I lay on my bed and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. So I had a discussion with my dad who has always been a very stereotypical Asian with quite a strong conservative notion. I, on the other hand, growing up in a society that is slowly opening up to diversity among humans, in quite unsurprising sense, am a liberal. So there are really a lot of view points my Dad and I disagree on. Especially on societal aspects. For example, LGBTQ+ issues, whether or not one who is capable of entering a good Junior College should enter if he does not want to or whether we should always pursue a job that can feed you more than a job you are passionate about. Well, the common topics I find myself arguing about with him are mainly "Millennial Problems". In a sense, problems he probably would be ignorant or inexperienced about. However, as a liberal, I feel curious as to how a conservative think about such issues.
I recently saw a video called "Modern Educayshun" which is basically a video that revolves around a hyperbolic potential future of what our current predominant liberal generation could become. I will link the video below. But throughout the video I realize that soon we may become, in a sense, more conservative in relative to a future generation. In the video, there was a statement that revolves around the meaning of "Feelings means more than facts". I thought about it, and I realized, maybe that is a downside of liberals. We get so offended over a different opinion even though it may be hard truth. Maybe it is because when we become more open to the idea of different people, we subconsciously expect others to be more open as well, be it to oneself or others. Ironically, we become closed minded towards people who actually chose to have a more conservative mindset. We usually shut them off because the basis of their mindsets was simply not liberal. I guess what most liberals try to achieve or gain is a more idealistic future for the world where people only see people as a single race. We try to overlook differences and see who one really is on the inside. No judgement. All get along. As ONE.
However, conservatives sometimes may be right if they can prove their point. They act as little snaps into reality that most liberals become blind of due to our pursue for something more idealistic. I guess there are extreme liberals out there who really could not stand talking to conservatives. But, there is a way to have an open discussion and to talk things out between the two groups of people. I think before we can really judge if a mindset is wrong, we have to really get down to the basis of why one is having a different mindset from us. If I am a Clinton supporter and you are a Trump supporter, I cannot just shun you off simply because you chose Trump. That is quite 'Trumphobic'. Instead, I should be asking why you chose him. If your reasons seems morally correct, yeah I accept your different decision because I respect differences. But if your reason were to be morally incorrect, then I guess judgement will become unavoidable. I believe if you were brought up well, you would be able to tell whether what one is doing is morally right or wrong. So I guess what most liberals are forgetting is that we are neglecting and slowly taking away the voices of conservatives. Even though you may think they are, in a sense, more "heartless" or "politically incorrect". I suggest talking to them and be more accepting of their point. I mean, isn't that all about being a liberal?
I cannot stop one from being a conservative, so if I cannot change the situation, I have to change myself and learn to adapt don't I? Will you accept the points of a conservative?
A little more about myself:)