In this period of profound political division it can feel pointless — even dangerous — to talk with people who hold views opposed to our own.
No matter where we are on the Red-Blue Spectrum, we may find ourselves hurling “facts” and demonizing friends, family, and co-workers. Attempting to dialogue and find common ground seems like a waste of time, so we just shut down and decide to “not go there.”
- Possible benefits of listening and talking with “the other side.”
- What listening is and is not.
- How to stop arguing and listen to someone with whom you disagree.
- How to find common ground and move forward
All perspectives welcome.
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