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How can I talk with people who have differing political viewpoints?
Q: How can I talk with people who have differing political viewpoints?
A: Talking about politics can be scary! The challenge with many political conversations is that they seem to come down to who’s right and who’s wrong—as though that’s more important than anything else.
But what if political conversations could have a deeper purpose? I had a real “aha” moment about this several years ago. I was spending the evening with a friend, and our conversation somehow turned into a heated political debate. He quickly became angry with me, and though I tried reasoning with a lot of different points that I thought would reach him, none did. While I wasn’t getting angry in return, I was getting quite intimidated.