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When our views become entrenched, what’s next?

From the September 23, 2019 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

“The trouble is,” said my young, creative friend, “we love to argue ideas, but instead of coming together and agreeing (or respectfully disagreeing), we become more and more entrenched in our own corners, and it gets louder and louder until we explode!” I understood what she meant. How often the exchange of ideas can quickly become just the opposite—the aggressive imposing of one’s opinions.