Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Being Ideological

In times of crisis, I don't care about ideology, often the stuff of myth. I only care about what works. How about you?


Brosreview said...

Umm, I reckon I too would park my ideologies during a time of crisis. But, correct me if I am wrong - ideologies are moulded by our beliefs, behaviour, attitude and such personal factors, aren't they? So,they shall inevitably play a role. I believe you cannot dislodge them from your thought process.

But, yes sometimes, you assertively go against them, that is, if the situation demands so.

I am quite naive at such dense topics Judith. So, correct me if I am wrong.

judith ellis said...

Brosreview – I did not know that this topic was dense. I’m afraid I have to be consciousness of this. The very last thing that I hope for is density, especially without openings. What I do hope for is thoughtfulness.

Ideology by definition is a body of beliefs. But therein is the problem. Many times our beliefs are faulty and laden with dogma. I can attest to this.

Many times our ideologies are lopsided philosophies disconnected to what’s real. Yet, we often hold on to them dearly. But the familiar and acceptable are not enough many times.

Regarding disloading idealogies, I do it quite often. It's an ongoing process as everyday life brings new understanding.