On 10/11/2010 7:57 AM, Doug Henwood wrote:
> And what most people think is very contradictory. It's completely unsystematic, based on hearsay and instinct and fantasy.
The values and beliefs in a society are layered over time in accidental and unpredictable ways, so contradictions in people's thinking should be expected. --And it would be kinda boring of all the common values and beliefs in a society were logically coherent!
ps. Although I must say it drives me nuts when I hear people solemnly extolling the virtues of family inheritance and simultaneously arguing for self-reliance and "no free lunches". Why don't their heads explode?