Our opinions are not inconsequential. They matter. We depend on them to make to decisions about who will lead our countries, where we work, what products we buy and how we raise our kids.
Strip away our beliefs, and we cease to be the people that we are. So how do we arrive at the principles on which we base our choices? That’s a question with some surprisingly uncomfortable answers.
One way of arriving at an opinion is to examine the facts and draw sensible conclusions about them. Facts, however, are elusive things.