Samantha Bee vs. Glenn Beck: What Does It Take For You To Come Around?
A face-to-face conversation between Samantha Bee and Glenn Beck. Think about that for a minute.
Beyond that, think of them putting aside their stark differences to come together to the same side.
Imagine these two people — a strong liberal and staunch conservative — coming together, joining forces, to confront a common enemy. Check it out here.
How does this happen? What has to happen for these usual staunch opponents to come together for a common cause? What does it take for one to stop pushing one’s message long enough to see the other side of an argument?
It took them a while to get to that point. There’s no guarantee that it will stay this way, but they found their way to this agreement.
“…aside from thinking how different you are from your opponent, consider what you might have in common.”
How does that happen for you? Does it happen for you?
When it comes to so many factors that can play out in your work or personal environment, how fast and hard do you push for your way to be the best way to proceed?
Do you think about all the opinions contrary to or different from yours every so often to see how they compare? Do you reassess your position?
What does it take for you to change your mind on your approach?
Do you always seem to wait until there’s a complete disruption — in Bee and Beck’s case, a Trump presidency — that can negate the mindset and opinions you’ve always held?
It’s important to consider the fact that what we are fighting for and what we fight against might not always be the only options. There will always be various iterations of different ideas, including far-reaching extreme ideologies that might take over the environment completely.
“Do you think about all the opinions contrary to or different from yours every so often to see how they compare?”
So we were so focused on being up against one issue that we didn’t take into account other people who might have felt left out or who felt they didn’t belong on one side or the other.
You might possibly even lose many people in your cause and of your side if you’re not more tempered in your delivery. It’s all about how you shift and allot your approach to the groups — yes, you should, at least, consider the various groups which exist — you want to reach, again, whether in your personal life, a company, or in politics.
So, aside from thinking how different you are from your opponent, consider what you might have in common. Also, what would a common antagonist to both your sides look like and how can you address the concerns that lead to that third party or others entering your space?
Look no further for an example of this than Samantha Bee and Glenn Beck vs. Donald Trump.