Having a balanced perspective is critical, if you are to be considered a fair judge of circumstances. If you wish to have a balanced perspective, you must be willing to listen to both sides of a debate, weigh all of the pros and cons, consider the public interest impact, consider the long term ramifications, then come to a decision.
Decisions that are based in fact are not necessarily ideal, because the facts can be skewed and presented in a way that benefits only one side of the debate. Facts also can be misinterpreted, and thus become misleading. For this reason, when you hear certain facts being stated, you always should seek to determine whether or not they are skewed.
As an example, some individuals have argued that the Coronavirus in the United States of America, and particularly in New York, originated in Europe. They point to a small number of individuals who were told that they should go to the United States for treatment, because their country had no ability to deal with the virus effectively. There is no evidence of how these individuals contracted the virus, except that they all lived in the same small town, shopped at the same supermarket, and were asymptomatic when their town decided to test individuals for the virus.
That these individuals all had Covid-19 and came to the United States for treatment is not proof that they are the cause of the virus spreading in the United States. In fact, there is no evidence that anyone with whom they came into contact having contracted the virus. Nor is there evidence that they gave the virus to others in their country. Virtually everyone in their town who shopped at the same supermarket during a specific time period had either the virus or the antibody to the virus.
What is most fascinating is that there also is no evidence of anyone in the United States of America giving the virus to any other person in the United States. How the virus is spreading was the subject of an earlier Blog.
The Lord God Almighty El Shaddai