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Offline Rathma

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Conservatives become more liberal after meditation
« on: April 01, 2013, 05:10:31 AM »
https://www.futurity.org/society-culture/after-meditation-conservatives-lean-left/

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"The conservative part of religious belief has played an important role in holding cultures together and establishing common rules. The spiritual part, on the other hand, helps cultures renew themselves by adapting to changing circumstances," says Jordan Peterson.

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Offline GuineaPig

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Re: Conservatives become more liberal after meditation
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 05:21:35 AM »
Presumably filing taxes has the opposite effect.
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea."

Offline Scheavo

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Re: Conservatives become more liberal after meditation
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 09:53:21 AM »
I remember another study years ago that showed conservatives tend to frighten easier than liberals, and I can actually connect that with meditation. Meditation reduces symptoms of fear, etc., and the easement of that could lead to more "liberal" opinions.

https://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/09/fearmongering-h/

One reason fear mongering works as a political tool, and why it usually brings up elements of the far-right.