Politics aside, what can we learn from each other?

In this particular example, how do you try and convince someone of your position?

Do you do it in an abrasive manner — yelling, ridiculing, and denouncing the thoughts of that person you’re trying to convince — or do you take the time to calmly ask them what they need, to find out what their perception is and then provide points to either corroborate or question their assertions?

Communication is more about how we acknowledge, speak to, and respect each other more than it is about what our message actually is.

There’s a way to completely disagree with someone without being combative. Unfortunately, we rarely see this approach. We’re used to seeing people on…