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Notes from a Jonathan Haidt TED talk: “Sports is to war as pornography is to sex”

I was going over old TED talk notes and found this gem. Seems especially relevant today:

Dĩ An sổ riêng 985tr/85m2 cạnh chợ
Wednesday September 09, 2020

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Here are my notes:

Căn số 2 diện tích 120m2 căn góc Ban công: Tây Bắc
Wednesday September 09, 2020

Bán. Cho thuê. BánHà NộiBa ĐìnhCăn hộ chung cư tại Ba Đình Bán căn hộ chung cư tại Quận Ba Đình. Hiện có 408 bất động sản. Các khu vực, địa điểm nổi bật Vinhomes Ocean Park Gia Lâm. Imperia Sky Garden. Vinhomes Sky Lake. Chung cư mini. Vinhomes Smart City Đại Mỗ. Sunshine Riverside. […]

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openness and comfort with new experiences are traits strongly correlated with liberal political attitudeworst idea in psychology: “mind is blank slate at birth”in reality we’re pre-programmed with a lot: “nature provides a first draft”“sports is to war as pornography is to sex”; way to exercise our ancient drivesbasis of morality, his 5 best candidates for that “first draft”:harm/care — feel compassionfairness/reciprocity — ambiguous evidence whether it’s found in other animalsin-group/loyalty — found in animal kingdoms, usually very small or among siblings, only in humans does it expand to large groupsauthority/respect — in humans, this is based more on voluntary interest and feelings of love sometimespurity/sanctity — food is becoming very moralized these daysthink of these as channels, moral equalizersliberals care more about 1 harm and 2 fairness; conservatives carry more about 3 in-group, 4 authority, 5 purityall of these are relativein most countries, less debate about harm and fairness, most are about #3, 4, 5most people start fair, then cooperation decays if there’s no punishment, but if there’s punishment, cooperation increases in successive roundsliberals speak for weak and oppressed, conservatives speak for order and tradition; this forms a balancein religions you find same thing: yin and yang, Vishnu and Shiva (in fact, some icons show the two deities as the same body)“If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between ‘for’ and ‘against’ is the mind’s worst disease” – Sengcan, a Chinese Zen Patriarchbelieves a key moral insight from history – supported by today’s science – is that we’re inclined to form teams and fight against other teams

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