We all have biases. This should not be news. Unfortunately, it is.
Ask anyone, any politician, any pundit, anyone who has any opinion about anything, what they base their opinions on, and they will likely say facts, or proven concepts, and their views are inherently more true than all those who oppose them. But facts are immovable, facts are not open to interpretation, and if they all disagree on one issue or another, they can’t all be right. So how does that work? I think I know.
You see, whatever one’s opinion is, they always look for evidence that supports their opinion, and ignore all evidence that refutes it. It’s how an otherwise pretty intelligent guy such as Bill Maher can bash the Tea Party, and say Greenpeace, the ACLU and MoveOn.org are not their liberal equivalent because unlike the Tea Party, they are “educated people.” Yeah, one could debate that Bill. I’m not saying he’s wrong, I’m saying when you dismiss someone’s opinion because you think they are stupider than you, you have needlessly crippled yourself.
Now, because of that, people who have never watched My Little Pony, say bad things about My Little Pony.
We are back to this. My favourite TV show since Stargate Universe was cancelled, is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. A show about pastel-coloured ponies, unicorns and pegasi, who live in a world of magic, royalty, and cities made of clouds. Though, typically that’s not how I would sell it. Continue reading