I was receiving daily updates to the TEDx 2018 big event and discovered this name and went to You Tube and put his name in the search box and watched a TED Talk he gave about “uncomfortable conversations.” He heads up a student group at his college and he invites speakers to talk about topics he doesn’t agree with like people who describe womens-libbers as people who people who hate men. He disagrees with everything they (women-libber haters) have to say, but seeks to learn more about why they believe as they do in hopes of developing a more understanding attitude. He gave the example of how we, as a rule, tend to watch news programs that speak to our beliefs as in those who watch FOX news programs and those who watch Stephen Colbert as polar opposites.
I fall into the Colbert and NPR category, but I want to develop more tolerance for other types of thinking and trying to find the love there. I’m certainly not close to being able to watch FOX news, but I’m in the “thinking about it” stage. I want to develop the ability to-listen to-people I- don’t- agree- with in-a-loving-way.