You can hate their beliefs or their opinions, but that doesn’t make them a bad person.
Their beliefs and opinions are based on their own experiences.
If you haven’t lived their life, don’t condemn them for what they stand for.
Trust that they mean the best. That they have no ill will towards the masses.
You are not better than them and they are not better than you.
This addresses so much of what frustrates me, so much of what is polarizing people.
Opinions and beliefs are not truths and people are not black and white. People are shades of gray and opinions are not definitive or absolute. Otherwise there would be no difference of opinion, only facts.
The sky is blue: fact.
The sky is pretty: opinion.
As James Hollis said:
"Today…fascism and communism are discredited, but are replaced by a paraphilic consumer culture driven by fantasy, desperately in search of distractions and escalating sensations, and a fundamentalist culture wherein the rigors of a private journey are shunned in favor of an ideology that, at the expense of the paradoxes and complexities of truth, favors one-sided resolutions, black-and-white values, and a privileging of one’s own complexes as the norm for others."