We Think We are Better, Liberals

Things that do not make us wiser, better, more intelligent, more compassionate, more caring, or an overall better person than other people, but that we think make us wiser, better, more intelligent, more compassionate, more caring, or an overall better person than other people:

  1. liberal beliefs
  2. friends with liberal beliefs
  3. current suffering
  4. stories of suffering
  5. history of suffering
  6. financial strain
  7. our voting history
  8. familiarity with terms associated with social justice
  9. spiritual beliefs
  10. outsider status
  11. job
  12. location of home

We aren’t wiser, better, more intelligent, more compassionate, more caring, or an overall better person than other people. It doesn’t help us do well for ourselves and others to think that. In fact, all this holier than them talking is counter to our efforts. We defeat ourselves. We shall never be able to do what we want to do for the betterment of everyone if we alienate those who we need to do the things we want to do.