My son is a big fan of the Joe Rogan Experience, so he sends me this link above. I’m 2/3 of the way through this interview, and quite impressed and sympathetic with the content of this discussion. The only place I have conversations similar to this scope and breadth are with my wife and children. We do have one set of couple friends that approach this depth of content, but she doesn’t participate, and he is very doom and gloom in his perspective. I too tend to get distracted by the negative trajectory with many of the social issues that come up. Dr. Peterson helps to identify why this dynamic exists across the landscape of the American perspectives. Ideology is the root of tribal behaviors and attitudes toward the other extremes of perspectives. These opposing perspective camps do provide beneficial balance to social dominance and tyranny, but by having distorted distribution to excesses at the extremes becomes problematic. This flattened bell curve comes about from the incessant drive of people to belong to groups representing ideology bigger than the loneliness of the individualist isolation. Modern labels of “Liberal & Conservative” are used to identify the virtues of these extremes, but fail to midigate  the vacuum their difference of principles create. The media exasperates the tension by playing to an inverted bell curve distribution model, and presenting only to the narrative of the extremes. Publicly elected officials ride this ideological tide by pandering to this distorted  constituency with unsubstantiated rhetoric aimed at the opposing encampment.  What gets lost in all of this are the facts supporting the truth of what lies in the middle of these perverse extremists. The two sides can’t find the emotional capacity to have long format meaningful discussions, because they’re armed with unbalanced unsubstantiated fodder from their chosen ideological perspective. This narrative plays out over and over again within the construct of present day demographics and generational dissention. I’m prepared to suggest this unbalanced perspective originates from the gathering of unbalanced individuals relying on the gossip and hearsay behind their belief system.   “The blind leading and contradicting the fucking blind...”