There are two reasons to read books and articles on themes like self-helf, popular psychology or spirituality. One reason is when you're looking for advice on how to be happy, how to live full life, how to become socially successful and so on.
The other reason is when you want to figure out how to deal with people around you who take all that stuff at face value.
Here's an outline to use next time I'll run into a "static vs dynamic typing" flamefest on internet.
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Expression of loyalty to party or tribe means exactly what it is, i.e. that person has reasons to express loyalty. That doesn't automatically mean that person is really loyal, belongs to the tribe, shares party's ideals or anything else at all.
It is very important to pay attention to opinions of arrogant idiots.
For example, if you market stuff that only an arrogant idiot would ever buy.
Most people older than twenty two usually have more than one moral system. How same person behaves in different situations and medidates in different contexts may easily display the variance of general principles behind one's thoughts and actions. It can be difference between idealism and pragmatism: "in the ideal world all weapons must be abolished; in the real world I keep a small arsenal at home, just in case."
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