Let’s say we’re opposites. Faith, politics, morality, lifestyle. Does that make us opponents?
I doubt it. I heard from three outspoken souls last week. Two shared my convictions; the other did not. Here’s what happened:
— One ranted.
— One criticized.
— One engaged my interest and made me think. Even though we fundamentally disagree.
Our convictions don’t polarize us. It’s how we communicate that drives us apart.
Whether writing, speaking, or conversing, be generous with respect. It’s the surest way to make your point — and a friend.