What is the difference between very liberal liberal conservative moderate and apathetic in terms of politics?
Generally speaking, conservatives are the embodiment of left brain thinking. They are logical, practical and firm on ideas of right and wrong. They value authority and loyalty… to the group. in family life, they often discipline their children through punishments and rewards. Their career paths, politics, causes, and solutions reflect these values Generally speaking, liberals are the embodiment of right brain thinking. They are innovative and analytical and believe that labeling inhibits brainstorming and finding optimal solutions. They place value on competence (not authority), and principles (rather than affiliation), In family life, they are process oriented, and these values are also reflected in their work and political stances. There are pro's and con's to each way of functioning. While conservatives may sometimes be guilty of knee-jerk reactions, in cases where decisive action is necessary, liberals still have their calculators and are subtracting one...carry the two.... In scenarios that are complex, or require finesse, conservatives can be "bulls in the china shop". Religious conservatives blame liberals for the problems in society because in their desire to consider all things, they feel liberals leave the door wide open for many things that are not beneficiary to society. Spiritual liberals blame conservatives for the problems in society because in failing to consider all things, they do not assess the problem fully, and in so doing, fail to include all the variables that are required in order to properly solve the equation and create meaningful and effective responses. When the two groups are at odds, nothing gets accomplished. When the two groups value each other (and are aware of their own short-comings) they are able to solve problems more completely and within realistic parameters. Moderates see good things in each group and operate from the middle. (However, "splitting the difference" is a logical fallacy, and "meeting in the middle" may simply convolute problems, rather than solving them.) When moderates act as "moderators" they can be helpful. People who are apathetic have either given up, or no longer care. They do not participate in the democratic process and are not politically active. (MORE)