It is possible to believe that there is such a thing as universally valid reason, and that people who see things differently from us are somehow misguided or wrong.
It is possible to think that reality is fixed and closed, because our point of view happens to be so conventional that we assume that everyone else ought to see things the way we do.
It is possible that “reasonable” or “realistic” may be symptoms of a lack of imagination – from staying too long in one room.
Be suspicious when someone says “be realistic,” or “face facts.” Sometimes a confident claim of knowing “how things are” is a tool to circumvent debate and stifle imaginative thinking. Opinions labelled as facts are still opinions
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