While honesty is critical to the process of understanding each other’s values (PI Practice M1), respect plays an important role in facilitating honest conversations. Without respect, honest conversations can devolve quickly into highly contentious arguments. This 12-minute TED Talk overviews good practices on talking to others who differ over political values.
You don’t have to be nice to political opponents. But you do need to talk to them.
By: Teresa Bejan, Washington Post
Why some people are more altruistic than others
By: Abigail Marsh, TED
By: Principled Innovation™ (PI)
Empathy expert teaches how to understand others even when you politically disagree
By: ASU, Elizabeth Segal
Unpacking the biases that shape our beliefs
By: Mike Hartmann, TEDx