Scott Adams (Dilbert) on being exposed to ideas

[2011-04-02] psychology, life
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Great meta-idea [via Marco Arment], has a Zen-like quality:

Regular readers of my blog know that the goal of my writing is to be interesting and nothing else. I’m not trying to change anyone’s opinion, largely because I don’t believe humans can be influenced by exposure to better arguments, even if I had some. But I do think people benefit by exposure to ideas that are different from whatever they are hearing, even when the ideas are worse. [...]

Contrast my style of blogging to the most common styles, which include advocacy for some interest group or another, punditry, advice, and information. [=idea monoculture]