Through the Prism

After passing through the prism, each refraction contains some pure essence of the light, but only an incomplete part. We will always experience some aspect of reality, of the Truth, but only from our perspectives as they are colored by who and where we are. Others will know a different color and none will see the whole, complete light. These are my musings from my particular refraction.

4.03.2013

It All Depends on How You Tell the Story

Nothing surprising here, but a recent study was conducted asking self-identified Republicans and conservatives about environmental issues.  Instead of asking the questions in reference to the usual political issues with the typical hot-button terminology that generally creates associations with liberals and Democrats, the questions "were framed to appeal to the conservative sense of moral purity in one case, and conservative individualistic, free-market values in the other."  When the questions were asked in those terms, the majority of respondents said they would be in favor of measures their groups normally oppose in political discussions.  So, it seems, issues can be communicated through stories that can make them appeal to most any set of values.  It all depends on how you tell the story--and who is in control of the storytelling.

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