Originally Posted by Dan.Linehan
The problem is, how can you say what "development" or "improvement" is without an understanding of larger scale effects?
Is it progress when you ruin the environment for the next generation? Are you more developed when you buy nice clothes made possible by child labor?
These things don't go away when you stick your head in the sand. To me, that's what personal development is about, living a life that's not reliant on abuse. To determine what is abusive there needs to be open dialogue, not fear of knowledge.
Well, those things aren't politics either and if a politician sees fit to take one of those issues up, it still doesn't make the issue politics, like eating meat is politics. There's nothing political to discuss about it. If you have a moral objection about eating animals, you stop eating them, if you have a moral objection to ruining the environment or buying clothes made by children, you do what research you need to and you implement your plan to not contribute to it, just like Erin and Steve don't eat animals so that they will not cause them to suffer. Those things are not politics and discussing them, either under a heading of politics or otherwise, does not amount to progress.