Sharing Experiences Leading to Political Perspectives

The MIT Sloan Management Review recently published an article that made reference to a separate National Academy of Sciences (NAS) research article noting a key finding that “sharing personal experiences about a political issue—especially experiences involving harm—help to foster respect via increased perceptions of rationality.”

This is newly published research that is clearly timely. Knowing why or how we came to hold the truths we do could go a long way to bringing those truths back together.

In my case, I was raised by two strong volunteers and educated as an engineer and mathematician. That should tell you a lot about my beliefs, but it’s not everything. My personal experiences fill in the picture, and I’m sure they do for you, too.