Politics was so easy when I was a teenager. Some things were obviously right, some things were obviously wrong, and anyone who disagreed with those positions were either idiots who had been misled, or had bad intent themselves.

With experience and wider understanding, things get a lot more difficult. Now if something looks like "obviously the right answer", and I can't figure out why anyone would oppose it unless they were stupid or malicious - then in reality it's more likely that I haven't understood the opposing position very well, that the issue had more facets than I understood, that there *was* no simple easy satisfying answer that's practically feasible.

They don't say "Ignorance is bliss" for nothing!

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