The negative political ads are upon us! It’s a good time to think about how we can be a positive influence amid the turmoil, falsehoods, and lack of respect. I have listed the three steps below, but encourage you to read the article.
1. Spend less time discussing politics on social media. Have a respectful conversation in person.
2. Make sure you are engaging for the right reasons. Ask fair questions, listen, and then listen some more.
3. Embrace the struggle between what may first seem to be competing truths. F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”